GWALIOR. A handsome book published for the Maharaja Scindia in England about Gwalior’s services during WW1


Rafiullah, Mohammad, of the Foreign Department of the Gwalior Government: Gwalior’s Part in the War. Published by Authority 1920 1st edition 4to [11½ x 9¼ ins]. The final page of the book records that it was Printed by Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd., London and Aylesbury, England. 

Frontispece & 47 other photogravures [the majority full plate but some 2 to a plate, complete as called for], xiv, 175pp. Original decorative red cloth gilt, the front board blocked with the Maharaja’s arms, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, a superbly bright copy in sound condition, the contents very clean.  A very well illustrated work on the services and contribution of the Gwalior State during the 1914-18 War. As well as sending his own troops the Maharaja Scindia arranged for the equipping of a large hospital ship, The Loyalty, and was tirelessly instrumental in raising funds from other rulers and charitable individuals. There are several lists – all ranks receiving awards and mentions in despatches, princes contributing to the Hospital Ship Loyalty, troops British and Indian passing through Gwalior and fed at the state’s expense, a long appendix of those making donations to funds, etc. jul20/3

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