Narrative of the Visit to India

FORTESCUE, John. Narrative of the Visit to India.

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FORTESCUE, John. Narrative of the Visit to India. London, MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1912.

8vo. Publisher's turquoise cloth; spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, front board ornamented in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. [viii], 323, [i]; 31 black and white photographic plates, and a folding plan; slight wear to head and base of spine, binding only lightly marked; a little foxing; previous owner's inscriptions to front fly-leaf and half title; a very good copy.
First edition, scarce in the superior binding. 'This detailed narrative of the 1911 royal tour of India was written by The Hon. John Fortescue, a British military historian and the Royal Librarian at Windsor Castle. Like the Padshahnama, and other Mughal history texts, it describes all the daily public activities of the King-Emperor' (Royal Collection Trust, online, describing King George's own copy). The text also describes the grand affair of the 1911 Dehli Durbar, the only Durbar ceremony attended by a sovereign, held to commemorate the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary.