Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
India and the Punjab Durbar by Mortimer Menpes London: Adam and Charles Black, October 1903. First edition, 4to. 100 Plates. The illustrations have been engraved and printed at the Menpes Press under Mr. Menpes's direction. 210 pp. Decorative boards slight foxing to title and prelims but generally good. The first Durbar was held in 1877 to proclaim Queen Victoria as Empress of India. This is the second Durbar to proclaim Edward VII as King, in 1902 but was not attended by the King either. It was not until the 1911 Durbar, when George V and Queen Mary went to India, was the Emperor and his Empress proclaimed in person to the people of India.