ENRIQUEZ, C. M.
The Pathan Borderland.
A consecutive account of the country and people on and beyond the Indian frontier from Chitral to Dera Ismail Khan. Second Edition.
Second edition, considerably enlarged; originally published in 1910. Scarce: Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, London Library), OCLC adds a further 11 worldwide. The author notes in his Preface that this new edition was revised in the aftermath of the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919) and the Waziristan Revolt (1919-20). Major Colin Metcalfe Enriquez (b.1884) joined the Indian Army in 1905, “serving with the 21st Punjabis in Northern India and with the Kachin Rifles in Burma. First posted to Burma in 1913, he retired there in 1928. He often published under the pen-name Theophilus, a name taken from his mother’s grandfather, Sir Theophilus Metcalfe, British Resident in Delhi at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny in 1857” (The National Archives online).
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Octavo. Original dark green cloth, gilt lettered spine and front cover, large gilt stamp of a “Khyber knife” on front cover, black coated endpapers. Monochrome frontispiece and 10 plates (7 portraits), folding map and folding letterpress table. Ownership inscription (dated 1921) of A. L. Rhind, acting district locomotive superintendent, Kharagpur. Binding a little shaken, a few marks to covers, one plate taped in (and a little proud). A very good copy.