History of India.London: The Grolier Society, 1906 Stock Code: 114144
The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3-4, mediaeval India to the reign of Akbar the Great, by Stanley Lane-Poole; vol. 5, the Mohammedan period as described by its own historians, selected by Sir Henry Meirs Elliot; vols. 6-7, from the first European settlements to the founding of the English East India Company, by Sir William Wilson Hunter; vol. 8, from the close of the seventeenth century to the present time, by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall; and vol. 9, historic accounts of India by foreign travellers classic, oriental and occidental, collected by A. V. Williams Jackson.
9 volumes, tall octavo (257 x 180 mm). Publisher's dark brown half morocco, vertical floral design to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut.
Each volume with frontispiece in two states, numerous monochrome illustrations and photogravures with captioned tissues printed in green.
An excellent set.
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