Very Good. DJ Very Good. Oblong Quarto. These 128 photographs constitute a rare pictorial document that spans twenty-five years. They are the work of Raja Lala Deen Dayal, the outstanding Indian photographer of the 19th century, selected by the Nizam to be the photgrapher to his court. Through these images we are able to explore the Nizam's courtly life. Here is the Nizam amid his entourage, the Nizam entertaining kings and heads of state at tea, at polo, at hunts, at balls of unsurpassed opulence (the roster of visiting aristocrats included the future Czar of Russia, the archdukes of Austria and Russia, assorted German princelings, and the Duke of Connaught). Here is the daily life of a princely menage, and here is the Prince himself. And here, in haunting images of Indian landscape and Indian people, seen through the eye of the artist-photographer who was their countryman, is a rare and intimate view of a vanished world." 151pp.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York, Knopf, 1st, 1980, #0. Book: Very Good, Dust jacket: Very Good, Sepia color photographs. Black covers with light edgewear, dust jacket price-clipped, . 151 pages. Record #: 467121 Record # 467121.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards, text and photos also very good. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Due to the size/weight of this book it is not available for expedited delivery; international shipping may cost extra. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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