ELPHINSTONE (MOUNTSTUART) An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghan Nation and A History of the Dooraunee Monarchy, FIRST EDITION, Longman, Hurst, 1815

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ELPHINSTONE (MOUNTSTUART)
An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghan Nation and A History of the Dooraunee Monarchy, FIRST EDITION, Longman, Hurst, 1815

Sold for £ 1,530 (US$ 1,990) inc. premium
ELPHINSTONE (MOUNTSTUART)
An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghan Nation and A History of the Dooraunee Monarchy, FIRST EDITION, 13 hand-coloured aquatint plates, one uncoloured aquatint plate, 2 engraved maps (one large folding, both hand-coloured in outline), errata slip, occasional spotting, contemporary calf gilt, covers detached with loss to head of spine [Abbey Travel 504; Colas 960; Lipperheide 1483; Yakushi E63], 4to, Longman, Hurst, 1815

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  • Elphinstone's important account of Afghanistan, the Punjab and the north-west, based on his own 1808 mission to Kabul and information provided by other nineteenth century visitors to the region, "continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s" (ODNB). The fine costume plates, drawn after Robert Grindlay and local Indian artists, are described by Abbey as being "of excellent quality".
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