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The Resource The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress : a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India, by Edward B. Backhouse, C.B. F.R.S, M.A. of Merton College Oxford, and later M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth

The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress : a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India, by Edward B. Backhouse, C.B. F.R.S, M.A. of Merton College Oxford, and later M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth

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The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress : a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India
Title
The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress
Title remainder
a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India
Statement of responsibility
by Edward B. Backhouse, C.B. F.R.S, M.A. of Merton College Oxford, and later M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth
Title variation
Lay of the Empress
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Language
  • engper
  • eng
Summary
Poetical work by Edward B. Eastwick, written in celebration of the assumption by Queen Victoria of the title of Empress of India, accompanied by a history of the princely families of India.
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
In English and Persian
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
According to Eastwick's preface, the second volume, in English and Hindi, includes a history of the Marátha Princes and the Rájahs of Rájpútáná, while the third (apparently never published) in English and Sanskrit, was to contain the history of the Sikh Chiefs and the other principal ruling houses of India
Label
The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress : a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India, by Edward B. Backhouse, C.B. F.R.S, M.A. of Merton College Oxford, and later M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 3 apparently was never published
  • Eastwick's preface, dated August 1, 1878 in London, credits photographic portraits and views to Bourne & Shepherd of Calcultta, Elliott & Fry, Lock & Whitfield, and the London Stereoscopic Company
  • Eastwick's poem in Persian, "Kaisarná́mah i Hind", and English, "Lay of the Empress." Text within wide colored lithographed floral borders
  • Pages 1-117 at end: "The History of the Nizáms of the Dakan;" illustrated with [2] leaves of maps: Sketch map of His Highness the Nizám's dominions; and Map of the marches of Alexander the Great
  • Lithographs in v. 1: full-page frontispiece lithograph portrait of Victoria, Empress of India, drawn and lithographed by Maclure & MacDonald, London; 4 full-page color lithograph of coats of arms: the royal arms of England; the armorial bearings of Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India; the armorial bearings of the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos, Governor of Madras; and the arms of His Highness the Nizaim
  • Nine woodburytype portraits in v. 1 include: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoigne Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury, Secretary of State for India; Georgina Caroline, Marchioness of Salisbury; Edward Robert Lord Lytton, Viceroy and Governor General of India; Lady Edith Lytton; Richard Plantagenet Campbell, Duke of Buckingham & Chandos, Governor of Madras; Lady Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville; Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, late Governor of Bombay; the Nizam, H.H. Mír Mahbúb Alí Khan Bahá́dur Fath Jang ; H.E. The Núwab Mukhtáru'd Daulah, Regent of the Nizam's Dominions. Portraits are mounted one or two to a page, within wide colored lithographed floral borders
  • Forty-four woodburytype architectural views in v. 1 of palaces, tombs, forts, gates, pillars, and caves in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ajanta. Photographs are mounted one or two to a page in most cases, with three pages of smaller octagonal photographs mounted five or six to a page
  • Vol. 1 includes list of subscribers and distribution of copies
Contents
v.1. Cantos 1-3. Translation into Persian of Cantos 1-3. The history of the Nizāms of the Dakan, by Mīr Ālam, translated and condensed.--v.2. Cantos 4-5. Translation into Hindi of Cantos 4-5. History of Marātha Princes and Rājahs of Rāijpūtānā
Dimensions
51 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: incomplete, v. 2 wanting. Bound by Morley of Oxford in black pebble-grain leather boards; large gold-stamped circular peacock feather centerpiece within bold borders; gold-stamped spine title "The Kaisarnámah i Hind ... E.B. Eastwick;" pale yellow endpapers; all edges gilt.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), 4 coat of arms, 2 geneal. table, 2 maps, 9 ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10923395
  • ucoclc10923395
Label
The Kaisarná́mah i Hind, or, Lay of the Empress : a poem, in nine cantos : with appendices containing the histories of the Princes of India, dedicated with gracious permission to Her Majesty the Queen Empress of India, by Edward B. Backhouse, C.B. F.R.S, M.A. of Merton College Oxford, and later M.P. for Penryn and Falmouth
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 3 apparently was never published
  • Eastwick's preface, dated August 1, 1878 in London, credits photographic portraits and views to Bourne & Shepherd of Calcultta, Elliott & Fry, Lock & Whitfield, and the London Stereoscopic Company
  • Eastwick's poem in Persian, "Kaisarná́mah i Hind", and English, "Lay of the Empress." Text within wide colored lithographed floral borders
  • Pages 1-117 at end: "The History of the Nizáms of the Dakan;" illustrated with [2] leaves of maps: Sketch map of His Highness the Nizám's dominions; and Map of the marches of Alexander the Great
  • Lithographs in v. 1: full-page frontispiece lithograph portrait of Victoria, Empress of India, drawn and lithographed by Maclure & MacDonald, London; 4 full-page color lithograph of coats of arms: the royal arms of England; the armorial bearings of Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India; the armorial bearings of the Duke of Buckingham & Chandos, Governor of Madras; and the arms of His Highness the Nizaim
  • Nine woodburytype portraits in v. 1 include: Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoigne Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury, Secretary of State for India; Georgina Caroline, Marchioness of Salisbury; Edward Robert Lord Lytton, Viceroy and Governor General of India; Lady Edith Lytton; Richard Plantagenet Campbell, Duke of Buckingham & Chandos, Governor of Madras; Lady Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville; Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse, late Governor of Bombay; the Nizam, H.H. Mír Mahbúb Alí Khan Bahá́dur Fath Jang ; H.E. The Núwab Mukhtáru'd Daulah, Regent of the Nizam's Dominions. Portraits are mounted one or two to a page, within wide colored lithographed floral borders
  • Forty-four woodburytype architectural views in v. 1 of palaces, tombs, forts, gates, pillars, and caves in Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ajanta. Photographs are mounted one or two to a page in most cases, with three pages of smaller octagonal photographs mounted five or six to a page
  • Vol. 1 includes list of subscribers and distribution of copies
Contents
v.1. Cantos 1-3. Translation into Persian of Cantos 1-3. The history of the Nizāms of the Dakan, by Mīr Ālam, translated and condensed.--v.2. Cantos 4-5. Translation into Hindi of Cantos 4-5. History of Marātha Princes and Rājahs of Rāijpūtānā
Dimensions
51 cm.
Extent
2 v.
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: incomplete, v. 2 wanting. Bound by Morley of Oxford in black pebble-grain leather boards; large gold-stamped circular peacock feather centerpiece within bold borders; gold-stamped spine title "The Kaisarnámah i Hind ... E.B. Eastwick;" pale yellow endpapers; all edges gilt.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), 4 coat of arms, 2 geneal. table, 2 maps, 9 ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)10923395
  • ucoclc10923395

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