Title To Herat and Cabul. A Story of the First Afghan War. With eight illustrations by Charles Sheldon and map.
Publisher Blackie & Son. 1902 1st edition.
Seller ID 78686
Tall 8vo. Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In blue pictorial cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Olive green edges. Grey endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Minor rubbing to corners. Else bright clean cloth. Some darkening and neat inscription to endpapers “To Reg, from Mrs Johnson, 1908.” Half title darkened. A couple of very minor handling marks, Else a very clean and tight copy. 352pp. Cat.32pp. With 8 b/w illustrations by Charles M.Sheldon and a map. An adventure story set in the first Afghan war. When sixteen-year-old Angus Campbell finds himself orphaned and his life at risk, he leaves Tabriz and makes his way to Teheran to seek employment with the British ambassador there. His knowledge of Persian, Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish, and Pushtoo secures him a post as a secretary for Mr. M’Neill. Resourceful and intrepid, he soon finds himself involved in a number of dangerous and daring undercover missions during what has come to be called the First Afghan War. On one of these missions he rescues from certain death a young Afghan chief, and the friendship that develops between them has surprising consequences.
G. A. HENTY G.A.HENTY, Herat, Cabul, First Afghan War, Angus Campbell, Teheran, British ambassador, first edition, 1902, bright,