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KNIGHT, E. F.

Where Three Empires Meet.

A Narrative of Recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the Adjoining Countries.

Published: London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893

Stock code: 110423

Price: £500

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First edition of an interesting first-hand account of the Hunza-Nagar Campaign of 1891, part of the Great Game played out between Britain and Russia in Central Asia. “The author visited Kashmir as a literary tourist, he joined the Hunza-Nagar expedition as a volunteer, and saw some active service in the gorges of the Karakoram. He describes his experiences and observations” (Yakushi). Peter Hopkirk makes reference to Knight’s book in his classic account The Great Game (1990). A correspondent for the Morning Post and the Times, Knight (1852-1925) later covered Kitchener’s Sudan Expedition, the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the French expedition against Madagascar, and the Anglo-Boer War.

Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover and spine with pictorial gilt block, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece and 26 other plates, folding map, many illustrations to the text. Library stamps of Cathedral High School for Girls (Lahore) on prelims, ownership inscription of “W. Beynon” on front free endpaper and half-title. Spine lightly sunned, general light foxing. A good copy with the publisher’s 24-page catalogue at the end.

Bibliography: Yakushi K102

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