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Delhi Coronation Durbar. December, 1911.
London, Calcutta, and Bombay: Army and Navy Co-operative Society Limited, 1911 - Landscape octavo (164 × 209 mm). Original red sheep, title gilt to the front board together with George V's monogram as King-Emperor, surmounted by imperial crown, the whole within a gilt panel composed on arabesque tools, gilt stamp to the lower board identifies this as one of the copies supplied to "The King-Emperor's Camp", very pale yellow endpapers with gilt gilt floral sprig pattern, text printed within purple border with the Royal Arms at the head. A little rubbed and soiled, spine a touch dry, some scuffing to the lower board, but overall very good. Multiple portrait frontispiece and 10 other plates, plan of the camp and a motor-map of the district to the text, 6 folding maps and plans in end-pocket, addendum slip at p.55. First and only edition. Provided solely for the use of those staying in the King-Emperor's Camp, this guide is uncommon - Copac locates just 3 copies - BL, Oxford, and Belton House, no additional copies found on OCLC - contains outline information for the camp; a selection of motor tours nearby; brief historical notes on the region, one of the maps pertains to the British positions at the city in 1857; and a detailed programme of events. This copy is unmarked as such, but was issued to George Louis Victor Henry Sergius Battenburg [later Mountbatten], second marquess of Milford Haven. Attractive souvenir of the last of the great Imperial Durbars, and the only one to be attended by the monarch. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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