Sir Richard Temple - A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India - 1898

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Sir Richard Temple - A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India - 1898
Travels - Quantity: 1

Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India by Sir Richard Temple :
Chatto & Windus, London, 1898, 210 pp.

First edition of the illustrated work by Sir Richard Temple.
Publisher's fabric binding.
Illustrated with a monochrome frontispiece.
Illustrated with 30 monochrome plates and a map.
30 pages of publishers' notices at the back.

The book provides an overview of the main features of contemporary India; the land, the people and the government. This work was written at a time when India was still under British control, and provided a great source of interest to those in Britain.

Written by Sir Richard Temple, who was an administrator in British India. In 1874 he was appointed lieutenant governor of the Bengal presidency and did good work during the famine of 1874, importing half a million tons of rice from Burma to try to relieve the hungry. He was active during the Afghan War of 1878-1880 and was also appointed governor of the Bombay presidency.

Condition: Inscription in ink by the previous owner on the front of the front paper. The pages are bright and clean.

Carefully packed shipment with tracking and insurance - Weight: 590 grams.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Sir Richard Temple
Book Title
A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1898
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
210
Dimensions
20×14 cm
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