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The Durbar

MENPES, Mortimer

Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1903
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Complete with half-title and 100 colored plates. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, cover worn, especially the corners and edges; spotting on fore-edge, slight mended tear in margin of plate 79. Book label on top cover and bookplate on paste-down of the Norfolk & Norwich Library, Guildhall Hill, Norwich. First edition. This book is a lively account, profusely illustrated by the artist Mortimer Menpes, of the Durbar - celebrations in Delhi on the occasion of the coronation of King Edward VII. The book also includes a description of the artist's voyage to India for the celebrations, and praise of Lord Curzon as Viceroy of India. Menpes (1855-1938) was a British artist and illustrator, born in Australia; his daughter, Dorothy Menpes (1883?-1973), wrote the text to this work. Bookseller Inventory # 15183

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Title: The Durbar

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black, London

Publication Date: 1903


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