The India Office List for 1928
The India Office List for 1928 Compiled from Official Records By Direction of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Harrison & Sons [London] 1928 1st edition 8vo.
pp1-33 (advertisements), folding coloured map of the Indian Empire, title page, xvi [preface, contents index], 956pp, 7[ii adverts]. Re-bound in red cloth gilt, front board blind stamped Foreign & Commonwealth Office, gilt location number to base of spine, bright and clean, ex-library with small oval crowned stamp Supplied for the Public Service to title page, no other stamping, contents very clean and binding tight and perfectly sound, small closed tear to inner edge of map and a closed tear without loss to one text page. This work contains names of all substantive Officers of the Indian Civil Service. It also shows those serving in London in the India Office and ICS members holding posts in the Indian Foreign Service. A particularly useful section (bearly 400 pages) is Records of Service, which gives biographical details of those serving in 1928 and may of those still living who had retired. The biographies usually include full name, education, dates of offices held, honours. The masses of other information includes lists of holders of orders and decorations (including Kaisar-i-Hind), casualty list, maharajas and other rulers, Royal Indian Marine and surviving officers of the late Indian Navy, details of salaries and appointment conditions, civil and military regulations, post office details, etc. An invaluable primary source of information. At this period the Indian Army List is not included in this work (it now appears as a separate Indian Army List) although the biographies include many military officers who have held posts in the foreign service and have acted as agents or residents. This edition covers part of the period Lord Rwin [later Earl of Halifax] was Viceroy of India Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood was commander in chief. dec10/3
WE HAVE SIMILAR COPIES OF THIS LIST FOR MANY OF THE YEARS FROM 1900 TO 1939 BUT ONLY ONE COPY OF EACH YEAR. THEY ARE PRICED FROM £75 TO £120 DEPENDING ON THE YEAR. WE ALSO HAVE A FEW COPIES FROM THE 1880s & 1890s WHEN THERE WAS MORE LISTING OF OFFICERS OF THE MILITARY FORCES IN INDIA
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