AFGHANISTAN

(New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons and William Heinemann, 1906).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINE WORK ON AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE BRITISH INVOLVEMENT AND AT THE TURN OF THE LAST CENTURY. Of import and interest to this day considering the ongoing geo-political concerns with Afghanistan and the continuing struggle for hegemony and control. Attention is paid especially to areas of the country still of concern, Kandahar, Kabul, Herat and the Western borderland and etc. Relations between the English and Afghan administrators and tribes are discussed in two chapters. Some things never change. The conflict at the borders with Russia, Indian administration, English hegemonic aims and the reality of a particular culture prevalent in Afghanistan made for ongoing conflicts similar to those of the present day. A very useful work replete with understanding and information. Item #30717

First Edition. With a great profusion of illustrations throughout, both full page and within the text, and with a large folding map outlined in colour at the end of the volume. Thick 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine panel, and decorated and lettered in black on the upper cover. xxi, 562 pp. A very handsome copy, essentially fine, partially unopened, the plates and map in excellent condition, a bit of spotting at the prelims and final leaves of index. A very well preserved copy.

Price: $245.00