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[DELHI DURBAR]. Coronation Durbar: Delhi 1911. Official Directory with maps.

Calcutta. Superintendent Government Printing, India, 1911. First edition.
8vo. vi, 388pp. With two lithographed maps in rear pocket. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Calling card of Major T. X. Britton, 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, loosely inserted.
The sole edition of a handbook intended for the instruction of participants in the final Imperial Durbar. The event, held to celebrate the coronation of King George V and his consort Queen Mary, was the only Durbar attended by a reigning British monarch. The pageantry of British power, and the corresponding announcement of a series of social welfare and political reforms - including the shift of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi - were calculated to oppose the increase in nationalist sentiment among Indian natives and bolster the reputation of the Raj.

OCLC and COPAC together records copies at twelve locations (Australian War Memorial, BL, Cambridge, Chicago, Durham, Harvard, LoC, London Library, Minnesota, NLS, NMRN, and Oxford).
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref: 31025