The Golden Calm: An English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi, Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and her Father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe - Edited by M. M. KayeWebb & Bower, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Small address sticker to the front pastedown.
Illustrated with colour plates and a large gatefold to pp. 149. From the cover: “Ten years before the Indian Mutiny Emily Annie Theophila Metcalfe, eldest daughter of the Resident in Delhi, joined her father at the Moghul Court. Her reminiscences, skilfully edited by M. M. Kaye, provide a sparkling account of a young lady growing to maturity amidst the flamboyant finery of the dying Moghul ‘Empire. Through her eyes we see a world fascinatingly remote from our own. An extra dimension is added by the inclusion of over 100 facsimile pages of the “Dehlie Book” compiled by her father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe, who specially commissioned illustrations from some of the finest of the native Delhi artists of the age and wrote detailed descriptions of the places and personages that surrounded him. Included is the masterpiece of Sir Thomas’s collection, a superb painting of an Indian procession, reproduced as a twelve-page foldout. Words and pictures combine to give a powerfully evocative view of a world forever lost.”
Size: 10" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 217