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118273
OUTRAM, Sir James.

Rough Notes of the Campaign in Sinde and Afghanistan in 1838-9....

Being Extracts from A Personal Journal Kept While on the Staff of the Army of the Indus. Illustrated with Plans of Ghizni and Khelat.

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Published: Bombay American Mission Press, E.A. Webster, Printer, 1840

Stock Code: 118273

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Notes

True first edition, published in London later in the same year. First-hand account of the first Afghan War uncommon in either edition, Copac listing only four locations for this Bombay edition - BL, SOAS, Royal Asiatic Society, and Oxford University - and seven copies of the London edition, with just a single copy noted at auction. Outram "was attached in 1838 to Sir John Keane's staff, when commanding the Bombay Army through Kandahar and Ghazni to Kabul from Kabul he led the pursuit of Amir Dost Muhammad across the Hindu Kush, in 1839, and took a prominent part in the operations in South Afghanistan" (Buckland). Contemporary ownership inscription of George Barnes to the title page.

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Description

Octavo. Original dark green waxed cloth over card wraps, later manuscript label to the spine.

Illustrations

3 folding lithographic plans on thin paper

Condition

A little rubbed and soiled, neat repair to the front joint, a couple of edge-splits within the text-block, moderate browning thorughout, but overall very good.

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