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.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Sir Richard Temple
- Book Title
- A Bird's-Eye View of Picturesque India
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Chatto & Windus
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 20×14 cm