A scarce account of the opening salvo in the Great Game, when 21,000 British troops set out to take Kabul from the Punjab, in what was to become the first Anglo-Afghan War.
The author was a surgeon in the East India Medical Service which he entered in 1810. The work is based on letters home to relatives. The book does not pretend to be an authoritative account of British policy in that part of the world and official attitudes towards Dost Mohomed and Runjet Sing, but is rather a careful first-hand record of the journey, supplemented by gossip from the Staff mess-parties (from the preface).
First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., x, 291; vii, [iii], 307pp., 6 lithograph plates (light spotting), 2 illustrations in the text, original mauve blindstamped cloth gilt, light wear, an excellent example.
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