Lord Curzon’s Indian Ad ministration. The official account.


Summary of the Administration of Lord Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy and Governor General of India, of the Home Department. I. – January 1899 to 1904. II. – December 1904 to November 1905. Printed at the Government Central Branch Press [Simla] 1905. Folio.

xiii, 326pp. The book is divided into three sections: General Review [pp1-56], Departmental Review [pp57-326] and Ilustrative Documents [these are merely indexed in the first two sections with their Home Dept or Foreign Dept numbers]. Full leather but worn and scuffed, the spine leather with large sections missing, the text block sound and tight, printed on thick strong paper, a very few small worm holes to the edge of the lower margin and not affecting any text and to the top corner of the upper margin mainly affecting the first few pages. The top of the title page is stamped in red ‘CONFIDENTIAL’ and there are several old library stamps to the title page, prelims and occasionally elsewhere. title page printed in red at top CONFIDENTIAL.  A scarce official publication which had a very limited circulation: the colophon seems to indicate a print run of just 3 although that seems unlikely. We have had similar volumes for otcher Viceroys but they have been much slimmer volumes.    nov23/3

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