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Hearn, Colonel Sir Gordon

The seven cities of Delhi. A description and history.

Calcutta & Simla, Thacker, Spink & Co. 1928.

Reference: 8155
Price: £35 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. v+(3)+274pp, (24) photo plates incl. frontis, (5) fldg maps & plans, several tears to folds. Publisher’s cloth-backed printed boards, binding becoming loose though still sound, with internal repair. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

A history of the city by one of the overseers of the construction of the Agra-Delhi railway, who spent his spare time in the city researching its past and recording the sights, with the resulting photographs reproduced here. The account of Delhi’s recent past inevitably contains a substantial chapter on the mutiny and siege of 1857, but the majority of the text focuses on the city’s antiquities. Second, enlarged edition.