Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.New commercial Press,] [Dera Ismail Khan , c.1920 Stock Code: 108973
NotesFirst and only edition, extremely uncommon Copac records copies at Oxford and IWM only, no copies on OCLC. Cartoons of officers involved in the Waziristan Campaign of 1919-20 by a participant, each identified, some with an additional humorous caption. The work of Capt. Borrowman of the 4th Gurkha Rifles, self-portrait here with drawing board, who is better known as then illustrator of the regimental history. This copy that of Maj. Edward Gardiner Fowler, RGA, who is portrayed at the card table, and whose CBE bestowal documents are laid into the portfolio.
Folio (309 x 220 mm). 55 lithographic caricature portraits loose in the original black cloth-backed boards as issued, title printed on the front board, original terracotta linen ties.
The binding somewhat rubbed and stained, the contents clean with the occasional creased corner, a very good copy.
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