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HAMILTON, Angus.

In Abor Jungles.

Being an account of the Abor Expedition, the Mishmi Mission and the Miri Mission.

London, Eveleigh Nash, 1912 Stock Code: 140488
£125.00
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First edition, first impression. An important account of Major-General Bowers's punitive expedition against the rebellious Abor tribesmen on India's north-east frontier, sparked by the murder of two British officials; also covering the political missions to the Mishmi and Miri. Hamilton (1874-1913), the son of an officer who served with the 2nd West India Regiment, and of the line of the Hamilton baronets of Silvertonhill, Lanarkshire, was a special correspondent who had visited Korea in 1903-4 for the New York Evening Sun; reported on the Boer War for The Times, bottled up in Mafeking with Baden-Powell; covered the Boxer Rebellion for the Pall Mall Gazette, and was at Russian headquarters for the Russo-Japanese War. Following his coverage of the Abor Mission he was assigned to the Balkans during the disturbances of 1912-13. Tragically the present work was to be his last, as in May 1913, depressed by the failure of his American lecture tour and out of funds, he cut his own throat in a New York hotel room.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark red cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt block of an Abor warrior to front cover, top edges gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and 62 plates from photographs by the author, folding map at the rear.

Condition

Binding skilfully refurbished, extremities of spine and corners consolidated, gilt lettering retouched, scattered foxing. A very good copy, bright and square.

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