The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars

By: Sen, Gautam

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Large hardback 30 x 25cm, black cloth boards, gilt titles, in Very Good condition, dustwrapper has light creasing at the bottom, otherwise in Very Good condition. In a clear protective archival wrapper. First edition, pp384, colour photographs throughout. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. In 1898 the first three horseless carriages were imported into British India and so began Indian royalty's love affair with the automobile. During the first half of the 20th century the choicest cars with the most unusual coachwork made their way to India to satisfy the varied tastes and demands of the rajas and the maharajas. All manner of ceremonial throne cars, hunting cars, wedding cars and cars for state processions were owned by 500-odd Indian princes who tried to outdo each other in terms of pomp, glamour and splendour. Of the several thousand such cars that came to India, just a few hundred survive today and this magnificent book focuses on 70 of these together with the people associated with them.

Title: The Maharajas & Their Magnificent Motor Cars

Author Name: Sen, Gautam

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 0857330632

ISBN-13: 9780857330635

Location Published: Haynes Publishing: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Categories: Motoring

Seller ID: 012080