Hardcover. Very Good+. , 90; 14; 8; 25, ; 25, ; 10; 10; 16; 7,  pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Oblong 4to., 370 x 272 mm, bound in publisher's maroon morocco, title in gilt on front cover, rebacked in matching calf with gilt title on spine. Bombay: C. B. Burrows, c/o William Watson & Co., [ca. 1900]. A fascinating photographic record of the British Raj celebrating the "wise rulers and loyal officials" who "stepped in and produced order out of chaos" in colonial India. The text is divided into sections profiling Indian and British officers in the states of Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Malwa, Bhopawar, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkand, with a biography and photographic portrait of each man dressed in finery, sometimes pictured with family members. The author, whose profile is included, was agent to the Governor-General in Central India. WorldCat locates three copies in the U.S. (University of Chicago, Asian Art Museum, UC Davis) and two abroad (University of Sydney, Oxford). (Inventory #: D14596)
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