YAZDANI, Ghulam. Mandu. The City of Joy. Oxford, University Press, 1929.
8vo. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board lettered and ornamented in gilt; boards with fillets in blind; lower edge untrimmed; pp. [xii], 131; with numerous illustrated plates printed in photogravure, with captions, including a frontispiece and a double-page map printed in colour at the end; very light pulling to head of spine; ownership inscription in ink to paste-down; with an additional lilac library stamp to front fly-leaf, Provenance: The British Book Dept. Mhow; a few light spots to endpapers and edges, else internally bright and clean, a very good copy of this rare work.
First edition. Printed for the Dhar State at OUP by John Johnson. G. Yazdani was the Director of Archaeology in H.E.H. The Nizam's Dominions and Epigraphist to the Government of India for Molem inscriptions. He was one of India's leading archaeologists who was one of the founders of the Archaeological Department during the colonial era reign of Nizam of Hyderabad. His work for the preservation of monuments and exploration and excavation of relics of ancient civilisations was well received not only in India but also in Europe and the U.S.