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India) Menpes, Mortimer
Durbar. Text by Dorothy Menpes
Adam and Charles Black, London, 1903. First edition, Copy Number 173 of 1000, signed by Mortimer Menpes. 100 Plates. The illustrations have been engraved and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. 210 pp. 1 vols. 4to. The first Durbar was held in 1877 to proclaim Queen Victoria as Empress of India. This is the second Durbar to proclaim Edward VII as king, in 1902 but was not attended by the King either. It was not until the 1911 Durbar, when George V and Queen Mary went to India, was the Emperor and his Empress proclaimed in person to the people of India. Our authors stayed in Camp Number One called "The Millionaires' Camp." in Delhi. With an ALS from Menpes tipped in at the back. Inman #18 Cream cloth, some wear at bottom front joint, inner hinges started 100 Plates. The illustrations have been engraved and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. 210 pp. 1 vols. 4to First edition, Copy Number 173 of 1000, signed by Mortimer Menpes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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