JACKSON, Sir Keith Alexander.

Views in Affghaunistaun

£8,500

Views in Affghaunistaun
&c. &c. &c. from sketches taken during the campaign of the army of the Indus.
W.H. Allen & T. M’Lean, London 1841

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Description

Rare. In 1839 the Army of the Indus, including Sir Keith Jackson (1798-1843) of the 4th Light Dragoons, sought to replace the pro-Russian Emir of Kabul, Dost Mohammad Khan, with the pro-British Shah Shuja. With the Khyber Pass deemed too dangerous as a means of entering Afghanistan, the Bolan Pass was forced with the objective of capturing both Kandahar and Ghazni en route to Kabul (where Shah Shuja was to be installed at the palace of Bala Hissar). The plates, two of which differ in title to those detailed in Abbey (?as usual) illustrate this campaign.

Description

First edition. folio (36.7 x 27 cm), lithographed portrait, lithographed title with hand-coloured vignette, dedication, single-page map, 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates (complete), occasional spotting, presentation inscription, contemporary half morocco, lightly rubbed.

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 506.

 

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