By: Buck, Edward J., C.B.E.

Price: $175.00 USD

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Book Condition: Good-

342 pp, 10" H. Brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 2 maps (one full-page, one fold-out), many b&w/sepiatone plates (photographs, drawings) - all present. Chapter headings: Simla: Its Origins, Early History, and Description; Residences of the Governors-General and Viceroys; Viceregal Hospitality and the Aide-de-Camp; Residences of the Commanders-in-Chief; Governors of the Punjab and their Residences; The Government of India; The Legislature; Imperial Properties; Some Simla Institutions; Annandale; Some Old Houses and their Owners; The Amateur Dramatic Club; The Bazaar, Roads and Ridge; Simla Society; Mashobra and Mahasu; The Hill People, some Customs and Traditions; The Hill States of Simla; Shooting in Simla Hills; The Trees of Simla; The Cemeteries; Simla's Future; Appendices. The appendices include: Shooting Rules in the Hill States; Routes in the Hills - Hints to travellers; etc. Several separations between page gatherings but pages are still holding firmly in the binding, a 1' strip of the front free endpaper remains at the hinge - the rest has been cut out, a bump to the top of the spine has caused soft creases at the top of the pages at the gutters, picture plates have some light foxing on the verso, one plate and two pages have a small edge tear archivally taped, some waviness to the fore-edge of the text block which migrates into the pages, some pages have browning at the edges of the text block, wrinkling and wear at the top/bottom of the spine, small bumps and wear at the corners of the boards, wrinkling and areas of wear to the cloth on the boards,


Author Name: Buck, Edward J., C.B.E.

Categories: British History, History and Travel, Natural History, Sports,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Bombay, The Times Press: 1925

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good-

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 30662

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