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Lucknow: Methodist Publishing House, 1889. Hardcover. Includes both lyrics and musical scores for 118 songs. Mustard yellow cloth boards with black title to front cover. Brown endpapers with gift inscription in pencil. Bumping to corners and wear to edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards. One inch split to cloth along rear hinge and wear / chipping to cloth on spine ends. Minor browning to pages. Song lyrics are all in Hindu; Introductory text explaning difficulties encountered during compilation and a brief background on Hindu music, tunes, fitting tunes to words, Urdu Tunes, Pronunciation, and more are all in English. 176 pages. IND/011719. Very Good.
London: Rider & Company, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st ed. Very good black cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Minor bumping and rubbing to exterior. Previous owner's name to front free end paper. Underlining in pencil to a few pages. Else is clean and bright. 415 pages. India. INDIA/11262. Very Good.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1882. Hardcover. Scarce First Edition. An appealing presentation copy with both colonial England and Bloomsbury association. The book is inscribed: "Edward Strachey from the authors." Edward, John, and Richard Strachey were brothers - the sons of Sir Edward Strachey, the 3rd Baronet. John and Richard were two top administrators in India and experts on the book's subject matter. In the preface they state that "there is hardly a great office of the State...which one or the other of us has not held, and there is hardly a great department...for the management of which....one or the other of has has not been responsible." The recipient, Edward, was also involved with India as a scholar and Orientalist. The Bloomsbury connection comes from Richard Strachey, who was the father of Lytton Strachey, a founder of the Bloomsbury Group. Bound in original red cloth with corners slightly bumped and spine faded. The text pages are clean and the binding is tight. A nice copy in very good condition. 468 pages including an appendix with tables on public revenues and expenditures and index, plus 32 page publisher's catalog. INDIA/060513. Very Good.
Dehli and Calcutta: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, The Publications Division, Government of India, (1958). Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good plus tan cloth boards with red title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. In brilliantly illustrated dust jacket with chips at spine ends and right corner and closed tear to front hinge that has been repaired. Interior is clean and bright. 28 pages of plates, many in color; maps, notes, 43+ pages. A nice book. India. INDIA/2053. Very Good + / Very Good.