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BEYNON, W. G. L.

With Kelly to Chitral.

London, Edward Arnold, 1896 Stock Code: 140456
£150.00
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Notes

First edition of what The Times called this "very racy account of the little campaign" to lift the siege of Chitral on the North-West Frontier in March-April 1895. Beynon (1866-1955) was a lieutenant with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles and a staff officer attached to Colonel Kelly's relief force who "probably saw as much campaigning on the North-West Frontier as any of his contemporaries" (ibid). He received the DSO and was mentioned in despatches for his part in the campaign.

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Description

Octavo. Original red vertical-rib cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt stamp to front cover of a Guides infantryman in campaign dress, dark slate green-coated endpapers.

Illustrations

Monochrome frontispiece (with tissue guard), 5 plates from sketches by the author, 2 from photographs, folding coloured route map

Condition

Binding skillfully refurnished, extremities of spine and corners consolidated, gilt lettering retouched, pale tide mark at head of title page and recurring throughout in the gutter, yet this remains a very good copy, with the publisher's 32-page catalogue at the end (dated December 1895).

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