About the book:
Each chapter is devoted to the life of a particular Mughal Emperor. With black and white plates. Chapters include:
1. Tamerland the Great
2. Zehir-ed-Din Muhammad Babar, the Conqueror
4. Shah Akbar the Great
5. The Emperor Jahangir
7. Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb
8. The Ruin of Aurangzeb
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Edward Singleton Holden (November 5, 1846 – March 16, 1914) was an American astronomer and the fifth president of the University of California.
In 1873 he became professor of mathematics at the US Naval Observatory, where he made a favorable impression on Simon Newcomb. On August 28, 1877, a few days after Asaph Hall discovered the moons of Mars Deimos and Phobos, he claimed to have found a third satellite of Mars. Further analysis showed large mistakes in his observations. He was director of Washburn Observatory at the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1881 to 1885. He was elected a member of the American National Academy of Sciences in 1885. He discovered a total of 22 NGC objects during his work at Washburn Observatory.
He was president of the University of California from 1885 until 1888, and the first director of the Lick Observatory from 1888 until the end of 1897. He resigned as a result of internal dissent over his management among his subordinates. While at the Lick Observatory, he was the founder of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and its first president (1889–1891).
In 1901 he became the librarian of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he remained until his death. The asteroid 872 Holda, the crater Holden on the Moon and the crater Holden on Mars are all named in his honor.