A Handbook for Visitors to Delhi and Its Neighborhood

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Thacker, Spink, 1882

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Page 19 - The throne itself was six feet long by four feet broad ; it stood on six massive feet, which with the body, were of solid gold, inlaid with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. It was surmounted by a canopy of gold, supported by twelve pillars, all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the canopy. Between the two peacocks stood the figure of a parrot of the ordinary size, said to have been carved out of a single emerald.
Page 21 - The Indian Medical Gazette was established Twenty -eight years ago, and has earned for itself a world-wide reputation by its solid contributions to Tropical Medicine and Surgery. It is the Sole representative medium for recording the work and experience of the Medical Profession in India ; and its very numerous Exchanges with all the leading Medical Journals in Grea,t Britain and America enable it not only to diffuse this information broadcast throughout the world, but also to cull for its Indian...
Page 54 - North-west and east are protected by a deep ditch, and the long face to the South by a large sheet of water, which is held up by an embankment at the South-east corner.
Page 11 - An attractive volume, full of sporting adventures in the valleys and forest hills extending along the foot of the Himalayas. Its pages are also interesting for the graphic description they give of the beasts of the field, the cunning instinct which they show in guarding their safety, the places which they choose for their lair, and the way in which they show their anger when at bay. Colonel Kinloch writes on all these subjects in a genuine and straightforward style, aiming at giving a complete description...
Page 72 - Quantities of this silk cotton were placed round the column, and when the earth at its base was removed, it fell gently over on the bed prepared for it. The cotton was then removed by degrees, and after some days the pillar lay safe upon the ground. When the foundations of the pillar were examined, a large square stone was found as a base, which also was taken out. The pillar was then encased from top to bottom in reeds and raw skins, so that no damage might accrue to it.
Page 73 - When a step was finished the column was raised on to it, another step was then built and the pillar was again raised, and so on in succession until it reached the intended height. On arriving at this stage, other contrivances had to be devised to place it in an erect position.
Page 73 - Hopes of great thickness were obtained, and windlasses were placed on each of the six stages of the base. The ends of the ropes were fastened to the top of the pillar, and the other ends passed over the windlasses, which were firmly secured with many fastenings.
Page 23 - COLLETT, ESQ., late of the Madras Civil Service, of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-atLaw, and formerly a Judge of the High Court at Madras. Demy 8vo.
Page 1 - The book will be read by all interested in India." — Army and Navy "ffJDr"Busteed's valuable and entertaining " Echoes from Old Calcutta " has arrived' at a Second Edition, revised, enlarged and illustrated with portraits and other plates rare or quaint. It is a pleasure to reiterate the warm commendation of this instructive and lively volume which its appearance called forth some years since."— Saturday Review.
Page 24 - Governments up to date ; together with Schedules of all the Stamp Duties chargeable on instruments in India from the earliest times. Edited, with Notes and complete Index, by WALTER R. DONOGH, MA, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. Demy 8vo. Cloth, gilt. Rs. 8. [1886.

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