JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903

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JEHANGIR (SORABJI)
Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903

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JEHANGIR (SORABJI)
Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, with letterpress titles and descriptive text, 84 woodburytype portraits (of 85, without the Maharaja of Samthar, as issued?), all on original mounts with decorative typographical borders (images approximately 250 x 195mm.), 3 plates loose, one slit in blank margin, a few single wormholes to approximately 5 plates at end of volume 2, publisher's red morocco gilt, g.e., folio (370 x 265mm.), Waterlow & Sons, 1903

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  • RARE COMPLETE SET, ILLUSTRATED WITH STRIKING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF THE MAJOR INDIAN PRINCELY RULERS, in the original binding. The author "visited all parts of India to collect and verify the necessary material, to enlist the co-operation of those concerned, and to arrange for the photographs which add so greatly both to the contemporary and historical value of the undertaking" (Preface). Each portrait, taken by an as yet unidentified photographer, is boldly composed and beautifully lit, with the sitters (full-length, seated or head and shoulders) dressed in their finery. This copy, like the only other full set traced at auction, was issued without the portrait of the Maharaja of Samthar.

    Provenance: Mysore "Palace Library", stamp on title of volumes 1 and 3.
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JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
JEHANGIR (SORABJI) Princes and Chiefs of India. A Collection of Biographies and Portraits of the Indian Princes and Chiefs and Brief Historical Surveys of the Territories... Revised and Completed by F.S. Jehangir Taléyarkhan, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Waterlow & Sons, 1903
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