From the birth of Guru Nanak
A History of the Punjab,
from the birth of Guru Nanuk, to the present day. Lahore Victoria Press 1877
First edition. 8vo, 25 x 15 cm; pp.[2, English title], 512-1, [2, Urdu title]. Urdu text and title lithographed. Contemporary Indian half morocco over pebbled cloth; edges worn. Inscribed by the author "To His Excellency Sir Richard Temple G.C.S.I. with Rai Bahdr. Kunhya Lall's best respect. Lahore Jan. 8/78."
British Library (shelfmark VT828), Columbia, and Cornell only, under Urdu title (Tarikh-i Panjab).
Fine presentation copy of this Urdu history of the Punjab, from the age of Guru Nanak (1469-1539) to the present day. Lalla Kunhya Lall was a civil engineer in the Punjab's Public Works Department, the first Indian to graduate from the Thomason College of Civil Engineering at Roorkee in 1852. He also wrote in Urdu and Persian, producing verse and a detailed history of Lahore. Sir Richard Temple (1826-1902) was a prominent figure in British India, serving as minister of finance under three different viceroys and, at the time of presentation, governor of the Bombay Presidency. He returned to England in 1880, later serving as an M.P.