By Mehdi Hasan Khan
London   Talbot Brothers
8" by 6.5" 181pp
A fascinating privately printed work, containing observations of nineteenth century British and European society by the visiting Hyderabadi Civil Servant Mehdi Hasan Khan.
By Mehdi Hasan Khan

c1890 Extracts from the Diary of the Nawab Mehdi Hasan Khan Fathah Nawaz Jung.

London   Talbot Brothers
8" by 6.5" 181pp
A fascinating privately printed work, containing observations of nineteenth century British and European society by the visiting Hyderabadi Civil Servant Mehdi Hasan Khan.
£190.00
: 0.5kgs / : 645M12

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Original Binding, Original Source

This work contains a fascinating selection of extracts from Khan's diaries during his visit to London in 1888; recounting the various landmarks and towns he visited, the people he met, and also a fascinating social commentary on British life. Several of Khan's diary entries were originally published in 1890 by Mary Hobhouse in the 'Indian Magazine'. A larger selection were then published for private circulation in this volume at the end of the nineteenth century. This copy is undated, dated using Copac. A very scarce work, with two copies only held at the British Library and the 'Register of Preservation Surrogates'- Copac.

Condition

In a full cloth binding, with stamped initials 'F. G.' to the front board. Externally generally smart, with bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Loss of cloth to head and tail of spine, more severe to rear with small section of backstrip lifting. Slight marking to boards. Front hinge partially split and strained after endpaper. Age toned to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities, but very bright and clean throughout. Small professional repair to fore edge page 9 and 11, not affecting text.

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