CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF INDIAN ARMS AND OBJECTS OF ART PRESENT BY THE PRINCES AND NOBLES OF INDIA TO H.R.H.THE PRINCE OF WALES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO INDIA IN 1875-1876 NOW IN THE INDIAN ROOM AT MARLBOROUGH HOUSE
Facsimile of the 1898 edition plus a new illustrated introduction by Dr.Robert Elgood, the original part of the work containing 20pp.of descriptive text detailing over 300 items, 9 colour & 22 black & white full page plates, the new introduction 43pp., 13 b/w & 6 colour plates in text plus 15 colour photographs from the Royal Collection, 4to, printed boards. 2017 reissue. Our full-sized & hand bound edition is now out of print but we are delighted to announce that due to new printing technology we can reissue this publication reduced to 4to size but retaining the quality & colour of the original.
Part of the NEW “POPULAR” EDITION OF THE TWO GREAT CLASSICS ON INDIAN ARMS AND ARMOUR FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION: The collection is based on the gifts presented to Edward VII when he was Prince of Wales, on his visit to India in 1875-76. These were photographically recorded as displayed on the walls of the two buildings. Added to this are Asiatic, African & European weapons & war relics added at various periods to the Sandringham collection. This was the one and only attempt to record these significant items of arms & armour and royal heritage. The photographic quality in places varies due to the difficulties of photographing in their locations, but modern digital reproduction is very faithful to the originals.