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Estimate: Rs 32,000-Rs 35,000 ( $485-$535 )

TITLE: Representative men of Central India
PUBLISHER: C B Burrows Bombay
PLACE: London
BINDING: Cloth bound
NO.OF PAGES: 212 including 264 black and white photographic plates

Height: 11.1 in (28.2 cm)
Width: 14.9 in (38 cm)
Depth: 1.1 in (3 cm)

A fascinating photographic record of the British Raj celebrating the "wise rulers and loyal officials" who "stepped in and produced order out of chaos" in colonial India. The text is divided into sections profiling Indian and British officers in the states of Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Malwa, Bhopawar, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkand, with a biography and photographic portrait of each man dressed in finery, sometimes pictured with family members.

The author, whose profile is included, was agent to the Governor-General in Central India.

The books on sale in this auction are rare, out-of-print and otherwise collectible, dating from the 19th century on wards. The technology and material for printing and binding books has evolved over the last few centuries. From being the exclusive preserve of Clergy and Kings to an item of everyday application, the availability and use of books has also evolved over time. Books age over time and deterioration in a book's condition depends on many factors, including the original materials used and conditions of usage over time. Books will often show signs of foxing, fading, shelf-ware or dust jacket damage through usage. Prolonged storage may also cause wormhole damage or water stains. Details of damage outside this normal life-cycle of thebooks in this auction will be available on request.