BRADLEY-BIRT, F. B. The Romance of an Eastern Capital. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1906.
8vo. Original cloth lettered in gilt, front cover with gilt-stamped vignette of a sailing ship; pp. x, 349, [6, publisher's catalogue]; plates after photographs; spine sunned, light offsetting from endpapers; a very good copy.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to one Eric Hayward (pictorial bookplate). Attached to the Archaeological Service, the civil servant Bradley-Birt gives a historical account of East Bengal and Dhaka, as well as an assessment of life in what was to become modern Bangladesh.