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  • Description of Affghanistan and the Punjaub; with a narrative of the attempt to force the Khyber Pass; an account of the troops assembled at Peshawur. Taunton: for private circulation, by F. May, 1842
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (185 x 110mm.), pp. [i]-xi, [3]-114, original green cloth, printed label on spine


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Catalogue Note

VERY RARE. Written anonymously in the aftermath of the disastrous retreat from Kabul in early 1842, the author makes a plea in his preface, "if [the book] is to be circulated among our friends, I shall avail myself of the opportunity to enlist their kind sympathies on behalf of the thousands of sufferers in Affghanistan, for whom subscriptions are now being raised, in this country and in India; and who do, indeed, stand in the extremest need of our assistance... Out of 13,000 of our people in Caubul, but few have escaped the sword of the Affghan, and the rigour of the climate..."