North West Frontier. A scarce pamphlet on Great Game fears, 1886


Biddulph, C E, Bombay Uncovenanted Civil Service: Our Western Frontier of India. Printed by WaterlowBros. &Layton Limited, 24 Birchin Lane, London. 1st edition 12mo [7 x 4¾ ins] c 1886.
54pp, printed paper cover with favourable review from the Times of India dated Jan 1 st 1887 on verso of cover. Chipping to edges and some loss to cover and first few pages,the rear cover is lacking but was almost certainly blank. The pamphlet, produced at a time of talk about the possibility of Russian advance on India through the buffer state of Afghanistan, is divided into seven sections: I Introductory, II Beloochistan, III The Demarcation Question, IV The Affghans, V The Amir of Cabul, VI Affghanistan, VII Herat. A scarce item not to be found in bibliographies like that in Peter Hopkirk’s The Great Game. aug26/4

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