Calcutta printed, illustrated Souvenir of the Jubilee of George V.
A Souvenir of the Silver Jubilee of His Majesty The King Emperor of India. Publishing Co. of India, 8 Old Court House Corner, Calcutta
c1935 1st Edition, quarto [11½ x 9 ins]. 104pp , numerous illustrations from photographs, mainly portraits of royalty, officials and Indian Princes, the pagination includes approximately 40 pages of advertisements, many with illustrations. rather crudely re-cased in original blue cloth gilt with considerable wear and crude old tape repairs to the covers and some old tape repairs to introductory pages, an advertisement has been cut from one page defacing the portrait of King Edward VII on the other side, some very tiny pin sized worm holes, not a great example but this a very seldom seen book. After the general introduction, portrait of the Viceroy, Lord Willingdon, Governor of Bengal, Sir John Anderson, etc there is a section devoted largely to the Princes of India with a page of text and a portrait from a photograph on the facing page. These comprise: Hyderabad, Baroda, Maharani of Cooch Behar, Maharani of Baroda, Mysore, Jodhpur, Darbhanga, Rajpipla, Patiala, Travancore, Indore, Morvi, Dharampur, Nawanagar, Aundh, Dhenkenal, Patna, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Mayurbhanj, Mahmudabad, and the Governors of Burma [Sir Hugh Lansdown Stephenson], NWF [Sir Ralph Hotchkin], UP [Sir Harry Haiig], Punjab [Sir Edwrd Maclagan], Assam [Sir Michael Krane], Bombay [Lord Brabourne]. The selection of both text and illustration seems strangely random but that is part of the charm of the book and the eclectic choice of Princes results in some interesting illustrations of rulers who seldom appear in more standard works. Not an invaluable reference work and not well produced but rather interesting and useful in a piecemeal way. A strange quirk of the book is that the page of next for each prince appears on the reverse of his portrait. Size: 4to [9 x 11.5ins]. apr14/3
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