Biography of Sir James ‘Buster’ Browne


Innes, General J. J. McLeod,R.E., V.C.: The Life and Times of General Sir James Browne, R.E., K.C.B., K.C.S.I. (Buster Browne). John Murray [London] 1905 1st edition 8vo.

Photogravure frontispiece portrait, 27 other illustrations of 28 called for although the plate not present is called for twice in the list and may well be a printer’s error, folding map of North West Frontier at rear [this not mentioned in the illustrations list] xii.371pp. Orignal red cloth with title in gilt to spine and front board, top edge gilt, binding completely sound but somewhat marked, internally very clean with no previous ownership markings. Chapters include: the India of Dalhousie & Canning; North Frontier Engineer work 1860-63; Umbeyla Campaign 1863; Lord Lawrence’s Viceroyalty; Lord Mayo’s Viceroyalty; Foreign Politics and the Sujjur Bridge 1871-6; The Beloochistan Appointment 1876; The Cutchee and Beloochistan Frontier 1876-8; Eve of the Afghan War 1877-8; The Afghan War 1878-9; The Egyptian War 1882; the Hurnai Railway 1882-3; Hurnai Railway 1883-7; Beloochistan 1888-94; Two Great Durbars 1893-4; Afghanistan 1888-96. may1/4

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