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Gwalior's Part in the War. Compiled and published by order of the Maharaja in 1920

Frontispece & 47 other photogravures [the majority full plate but some 2 to a plate, complete as called for], xiv, 175pp. Original decorative blue cloth gilt, the front board blocked with the Maharaja's arms, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, a few small marks to the front board but generally as fine a copy of this work as one will find. It is more usually found in red cloth [we also have a red copy on the website] but it is not unusual for books commissioned by Indian rulers to have been bound in a number of different colours. A very well illustrated work on the services and contribution of the Gwalior State during the 1914-18 War. As well as sending his own troops the Maharaja Scindia arranged for the equipping of a large hospital ship, the Loyalty, and was tirelessly instrumental in raising funds from other rulers and charitable individuals. There are several lists - all ranks receiving awards and mentions in despatches, princes contributing to the Hospital Ship Loyalty, troops British and Indian troops passing through Gwalior and fed at the state's expense, a long appendix of those making donations to funds, etc.

Price: 300.00

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