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COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major.

With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.

London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1881 Stock Code: 127107
£850.00

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First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal Academician, illustrated the book himself with five lithographed landscape scenes.
A series of appendices give detailed information on the composition and ordnance of the force, and there is a useful summary of the work done by Punjab Chief's Contingent keeping lines of communication open written by Major W.C. Anderson, later of the 3rd Punjab Cavalry regiment.

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Description

Octavo. Original red pebble-grain cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind panels and central device to the boards.

Illustrations

Lithographic frontispiece and 4 other similar plates from sketches by the author, 2 folding lithographic maps and a folding table, showing the strength of the Kurram field force.

Condition

Binding skillfully furbished, spine and tips consolidated, new endpapers, lightly browned otherwise a very good copy.

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