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The Frontiers of Baluchistan. The Frontiers of Baluchistan.
The Frontiers of Baluchistan.
TATE, George Passman.

The Frontiers of Baluchistan....

Travels on the Borders of Persia and Afghanistan. With an Introduction by Col. Sir A. Henry McMahon.

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Published: London Witherby & Co., 1909

Stock Code: 102999

£2,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, a fairly uncommon book, this copy accompanied by an atmospheric original watercolour by Tate, which is reproduced as a plate in the book, captioned "Nad Ali. The delta of Seistan from the Tell of Surhdik".
The book gives a fascinating account of the author's travels on the borders of Afghanistan and Baluchistan, and into Seistan, as an Extra Assistant Superintendent, Survey of India, employed on the Baluch-Afghan Boundary Mission, 1895-6, and Seistan Arbitration Mission, 1903-5; on the latter Tate was in charge of the survey section. Both missions were undertaken under Sir Henry McMahon, who was later Governor-General of Baluchistan, and who here commends Tate in his introduction for for the "strength and picturesque colouring of his portraiture of the country and people he describes".

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Description

Octavo. Original mid-brown cloth, title gilt to spine, French fillet panels in blind to boards, top edge gilt, others uncut.

Illustrations

Coloured frontispiece from a watercolour by the author, 36 plates from photographs, folding route map, folding coloured area map at the rear.

Condition

A little rubbed, neatly recased, endpapers renewed, light browning and scattered foxing, but overall a very good copy.

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