Author: George Nathaniel Curzon, Viceroy and Governor General of India
Publisher: London, Cassell & Co., 1925
First edition, edition de luxe limited to 500 numbered copies. This one of the sets bound in half blue leather.
Folio, 2 volumes. Original publisher's half blue leather gilt with blue cloth boards gilt blocked with the title and the royal arms, with the rare dust wrappers. Wrappers rather grubby with a few closed tears and a little chipping, the bindings bright and fresh. Vol 1: photographic frontispiece portrait with guard, 2 folding plans, 50 plates of illustrations, xix.259pp; Vol II: photographic portrait frontispiece, 35 other plates of illustration, x.268pp.
Curzon's last book. He died before finishing the proof reading and indexing of the second half of volume II but had left instructions for Sir William Foster to carry the work to fulfilment