The deluxe limited edition of the History of India, complete in nine volumes, published by The Grolier Society and edited by Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson, Ph.D., LL.D.
Quarto, [nine volumes]. Three-quarter black morocco with ornate gilt trim and embellishments. Marbled paper boards and endpapers. Four raised bands with title in gilt on spines. Top edge gilt. Solid text blocks, with wear to leather and some points where the leather has begun to dry out. All hinges stable, reinforcement to front hinge of Volume I. Internally fine examples, free of foxing or notable wear. Each volume contains a myriad of black and white in-text illustrations. All include a hand-colored frontispiece with captioned tissue guard.
From a limited edition of 1,000 copies, this being number 91.
A second limited edition of The History of India was released in 1906-07, known as the Connoisseur Edition and limited to 200 numbered sets. This comprehensive history traces the rise and development of India in the 6th century B.C., through the early 20th century.
Full titles of each volume are as follows: From the Earliest Times to the Sixth Century, B.C.; From the Sixth Century B.C. to the Mohammedan Conquest, Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great; Medieval India from the Mohammedan Conquest to the Reign of Akbar the Great; From the Reign of Akbar the Great to the Fall of the Moghul Empire; The Mohammedan Period as Described by its Own Historians; From the first European Settlements to the Founding of the English East India Company; The European Struggle for Indian Supremacy in the Seventeenth Century; From the Close of the Seventeenth Century to the Present Time; Historic Accounts of India by Foreign Travellers Classic, Oriental, and Occidental.