Delhi. The Imperial City

RENTON-DENNING, J. Delhi. The Imperial City.

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RENTON-DENNING, J. Delhi. The Imperial City. Mumbai, Times Press for Renton-Denning,~i~ 1911.

8vo. Original red cloth, lettered in black, pp. [3]-110, two folding maps (one with old expert repair to tear), aillustrations after photographs, illustrated advertisement; light spotting to maps, otherwise a very good copy.
First printing one of 10,000 copies of this Delhi guidebook issued for the Delhi Durbar, one of the biggest Imperial events in India. 'Little is known of the life of John Renton Denning, who joined the army as a private soldier c. He served in the 1st battalion of the Rifle Brigade, and dedicated his first volume of poetry, Poems and Songs, to the Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria, who was colonel in charge of the brigade. Denning's second collection, Soldierin': A Few Military Ballads, brought together poems previously published in the Times of India, the Madras Mail, the Civil and Military Gazette, and the Allahabad Pioneer' (Máire ní Fhlathúin,
The Poetry of British India, 1780–1905
online).
COPAC locates copies in the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and in the London Library only.

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