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Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)

The Queen's travels in Scotland and Ireland / translated into Hindi / by / the Maharaja of Bena'ras 1875

25.0 x 4.0 cm | RCIN 1053105

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Ishwari Prasad Narayan Singh, Maharaja of Benares (1822–89), produced this Hindi translation of Queen Victoria’s published journals of the royal family’s trips to Balmoral. It opens with a painted composite photograph of the Maharaja offering the book (originally bound with an inlaid hard-stone cover) to Queen Victoria. He actually gave the book to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, during his tour of India in 1876, to present to Queen Victoria on his return to England.