Lord Curzon’s indian Speeches.

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LORD CURZON IN INDIA. BEING A SELECTION FROM HIS SPEECHES AS VICEROY AND GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF INDIA 1898-1905 with a Portrait, Explanatory Notes and an Index and with an Introduction By Sir Thomas Raleigh, KCSI. Macmillan [London] 1906, 8vo. Portrait frontispiece, iii.597pp. Original blue cloth gilt with Curzon’s monogram blocked in gilt on front cover, boards rather stained (not extending to the spine although it is a little dull), The book is very tight and sound, the contents clean and pages partly uncut (the last intro page carelessly cut with some loss from margin), first page of contents has been bound in twice and the second page of contents has not been bound in. Armorial bookplate of Sir Tom Taylor Leyland Scarisbrick to front free endpaper. The speeches are divided into categories and include 5 on Frontier Policy (3 from budget speeches and one each form Durbars at Quetta and Peshawar), 2 on Historical Memorials (Mutiny Telegraph Memorial at Delhi and Holwell Monument, Calcutta), 5 on Military Administration, 5 on Chiefs and Princes (at Gwalior, Jaipur, Bahawalpur, Ulwar, & Indore), 1 at the Mandalay Durbar, 1 on Mohammedans, 2 on the Persian Gulf (Durbar at Shargah & address from British Residents at Bushire), 3 Valedictory Speeches.This volume of speeches by the most controversial and strong minded of Viceroys is quite scarce.

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