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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Masson, Charles
NARRATIVE OF VARIOUS JOURNEYS IN BALOCHISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE PANJAB; INCLUDING A RESIDENCE IN THOSE COUNTRIES FROM 1826 TO 1838. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1842
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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Masson, Charles
NARRATIVE OF VARIOUS JOURNEYS IN BALOCHISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE PANJAB; INCLUDING A RESIDENCE IN THOSE COUNTRIES FROM 1826 TO 1838. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1842
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
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Masson, Charles
NARRATIVE OF VARIOUS JOURNEYS IN BALOCHISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE PANJAB; INCLUDING A RESIDENCE IN THOSE COUNTRIES FROM 1826 TO 1838. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1842
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, 8vo (213 x 130mm.), 6 tinted lithographed plates (one folding and panoramic), contemporary green half calf, marbled boards, lacking half-titles, minor browning and spotting, slightly rubbed
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Provenance

H. Harris, Dover, bookseller's label; Caroline Daniel Tyssen, bookplate

Literature

Yakushi (1994) M219

Catalogue Note

Masson had lived in Afghanistan for some time after deserting the army. At General Wade's instigation he was officially pardoned and employed as a government agent in Kabul. His account of the turbulent politics leading up to the First Afghan War is one of the best to have been published. Narrative of a Journey to Kalat was later reprinted as volume 4 of Narrative of Various Journeys.

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