MYSORE FOREST DEPARTMENT STALL AT THE ALL-INDIA INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION, MYSORE, 1927. ~ Catalogue of Timber from the Forests of Mysore.
A catalogue of 16 timber samples with details of uses and quantities produced every year, together with a description of the State Forests of Mysore - Evergreen, Deciduous and Dry. Pp. 21 (printed on rectos only). 18 x 11 cms., original green cloth backed printed drab boards with an image of Begur State Forest pasted on upper board, pages tipped onto linen and sewn with a red ribbon tie. Slightly bumped at edges but very good intact copy.
Inscribed as a New Year gift from Srinivara Murti, the Forest Working Plans Officer in Bangalore to J.G. Tait, possibly from the Scottish family of timber merchants.
The All-India Industrial & Agricultural Exhibition was held as part of the annual Dasara Festival, an ancient 10 day state festival (nabahadda) continued to this day. The festival has a wide range of celebrations with processions, elephants, music and dance as well as exhibitions displaying the commerce of the state.
The year of this exhibition the Indian Forest Act of 1927 had been introduced to bolster preservation of the forests, and regulate and promote the production of timber.
Very rare. Not on WorldCat or COPAC, no record in the BL catalogue nor in India Office Records.