BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA: The Story of the Viceroys and Government Houses

Curzon George Nathaniel, Marquis

Published by London Cassell and Co, Ltd. 1925, 1925
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2 volumes. First Edition, Third impression. 84 illustrations and plans, several folding. 4to, original blue cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on spine and upper covers, gilt decorative device also on upper covers, this set in the rarely encountered dustjackets. xix, 259; x, 268, including index. A choice set, in fine condition, bright and very pleasing, the dustjackets complete and with just a touch of age. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION AND AN IMPORTANT BOOK. Curzon was one of the great administrators of the British empire in India. He is credited with stabilizing the finances between the government and the provinces and instituting numerous reforms. The first volume of his work details the history and nature of the various government houses in Calcutta, and the second volume narrates the stories of the various rulers who have lived there; he predicts in his preface that the subject matter of this second volume would appeal to a "wider audience." A very well-preserved set of this informative work. Bookseller Inventory # 15725

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Title: BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA: The Story of ...

Publisher: London Cassell and Co, Ltd. 1925

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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