TALBOYS WHEELER, J.

THE HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL ASSEMBLAGE AT DELHI: HELD ON THE 1ST JANUARY 1877 TO CELEBRATE THE ASSUMPTION OF THE TITLE OF EMPRESS OF INDIA BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. INCLUDING HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF INDIA AND HER PRINCES PAST AND PRESENT … WITH PORTRAITS, PICTURES, MAPS AND PLAN.

Published: London :Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer

Date: 1877

Publishers’ presentation copy. Royal 4to (32cm); xix, 248 pp; three coloured maps (one double-spread), one double-spread chromolithograph (by Hanhart, depicting the Imperial Assemblage at Delhi), 26 gold-toned albumen print plates and three other plates (one of which is coloured); ornate presentation cloth binding in royal blue, gilt, bevelled edges, tips of corners slightly worn and edges of the spine rubbed; bright gilt pennant and swag (“Regina et Imperatrix”) to the front board, replicated in blind to the back; orig yellow endpapers; all edge gilt. Contents a trifle shaken up and light spotting to some early and later leaves; text set within wide borders and framed in red, spear-headed lines. An about Fine copy.

Note
An impressive history of the Royal Assemblage at Delhi in 1877 held as part of the Delhi Durbar in which Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India. Indeed, she is depicted, along with her Viceroy Lord Lytton, on the first two albumen prints, followed by a medley of portrait of dynastic chieftains of the various regions including the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Gaekwar of Baroda, Maharaja of Jaipur, the Begum of Bhopal and the Maharaja of Indore.

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