British Government In India. The Story Of The Viceroys And Government Houses..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, with gilt block of royal arms on front boards. Extremities a little worn and some foxing of edges, and inside, largely confined to fly leaves, preliminaries and margins, the plates being clean; otherwise a very good set. Inscriptions and 1933 signatures on front pastedowns and first free endpapers.
Cassell and Company Ltd.,
By the marquis curzon of kedleston, k.g. viceroy and governor general of india jan. 1899-may 1904. and dec. 1904-nov. 1905. volumes one and two. third impression.
TWO VOLUMES. 4to. Volume One xix + [i] + 259 +  pp.; Volume Two, x + 268 pp.
Illustrated by 78 pages of plates, including two portrait frontispieces and two folding plans. Decorated by publisher's devices on title pages.
Third impression of the first edition also published in 1925. The two volumes are well illustrated with portraits and prints and photographs of buildings. An account of British government in India by George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis of Kedleston (1859-1925), under whose viceroyalty (1899-1905), the British Raj in India is often considered to have reached its apogee. It covers the period before 1912, when the government of India moved from Calcutta to Delhi. Volume One is largely concerned with describing the government and other official buildings of Calcutta; Volume Two contains an account of the Governors General and Viceroys who preceded Curzon in office.
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