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(MILITARY; AFGHANISTAN.)

Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920.

(Second Edition). Compiled by the General Staff Army Headquarters India 1923.

Delhi, Government Central Press: 1923 Stock Code: 140308
£350.00
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Notes

Second edition, 1, 900 copies printed, following the first of 1921 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing), the note following the title page reading, "This edition cancels the previous (1921) edition, copies of which should be destroyed". Of the three end-pocket maps, two (No. 4 General Map and Sketch Map) are dated 1923, so are presumably updated from the first edition. This is a notably uncommon, highly-detailed, official account of operations to suppress the unrest among the Mahsuds and Wazirs during the period of uncertainty that followed the Third Afghan War (May-August 1919). Library Hub locates copies at just four British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, Scotland (2), Oxford, Essex), WorldCat adding some 14 locations worldwide.

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Description

Tall octavo. Original dark green fine oblique-grain cloth spine, pale grey-green paper covered boards, printed in black to front cover.

Illustrations

32 plates (19 folding and including 4 extensive folding panoramas), 7 folding maps (3 in end-pocket, 2 of these large and coloured), 8 folding line-drawn panoramas.

Condition

Neat contemporary penciled ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Some wear to binding, occasional creasing, corners lightly bumped with concomitant inward-folding yet overall this is a surprisingly well preserved copy.

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