Well illustrated book on India in 1916.


Sheppard, K. K. [editor]: Territorials in India A Souvenir of their Historic Arrival for Military Duty in the “Land of the Rupee” from the Royal Opera House, Bombay Prepared in accordance with the instructions of the Proprietor, Mr. J.F. Karaka. J. J. Sheppard [Bombay], printed by Thacker, Spink & Co. [Calcutta]. 1916 1st edition 4to  [11 x 9 ins].    SOLD 7th May 2024

xi. 226pp, [4pp ads]. Numerous illutrations from photographs, over 70 of which are portraits. Original printed boards and cloth spine, damp staining and some loss to spine, the text block remains clean apart from p25/26 which has a piece of thin card  accidentally stuck to one side causing a tear [shown in our illustrations]. The book is ex library and an old library stamp has been obliterated with some white substance to the title page and lower margin of last text page.The portrait illustrations make this a useful work of reference, the other 150 or so illustrations are views, largely of buildings. Chapters include: Imperial Delhi, The Fighting Races of India, The Late Earl Roberts, The Royal indian Marine, Indian Railways, The Parsis, Assam The Planters; Paradise, Indian Hill Stations, The Royal Opera House Bombay, The Stories of the Hill Stations.     jan17/2