MENPES, Mortimer, and Dorothy MENPES (text). The Durbar. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1903.
4to. Publisher's original cream cloth, elaborately decorated in red, blue and gilt to a design incorporating a tree and peacocks within a floral border, design partly reprised to spine, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed; pp. xii, 210; 100 coloured plates, each with captioned tissue-guard; cloth a little darkened, marked and rubbed at extremities, a little spotting and offseting to and from endpapers, otherwise good.
Edition De Luxe, number 364 of 1000 copies, signed by Menpes. This is a fine documentation of the most elaborate Durbar the Empire ever staged in India. It was held to celebrate the succession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India. Lord Curzon oversaw the two-week festivities which took place in a tented city, with a temporary light railway bringing spectators and dignitaries from Dheli. The illustrations have been 'engraved' and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction.