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TYTLER, Sir Kerr Fraser-.


A Study of Political Developments in Central Asia.

Published: London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1950

Stock code: 110680

Price: £125

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First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to “John Simpson, ‘of making many books there is no end …’ from the author of this one. W. K. Fraser-Tytler. 24. 11/57” on the front free endpaper. Fraser-Tytler arrived in Peshawar in 1910 as a second lieutenant in the Indian Army and served in the Third Anglo-Afghan War in 1919. He then entered the diplomatic service and spent most of his career in Kabul, eventually being appointed British Minister to Afghanistan before retiring in 1941.

Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt-lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece and 3 similar plates, 4 sketch-maps of which 2 folding. Spine gently rolled, light toning. A very good copy in the dust jacket with a toned spine and a few sections of tape-repair to verso.

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