An important association copy of the life of Abdur Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan


Sultan Mahomed Khan: The Life of Abdur Rahman Amir of Afghanistan, G.C.B., G.C.I.E. John Murray [London] 1900 1st edition, 2 volumes 8vo.

Vol 1: Very large folding map in rear pocket, frontispiece portrait, 3 other plates, xiv, [i genealogical table of the Barakzais], 295pp, 46pp Murray’s List; Vol 2: Folding map of Afghanistan, frontispiece and 4 other plates, [ii contents and plates lists], 319pp. Original publisher’s decorative cloth, a very clean looking set, all illustrations and maps complete as lists, some occasional brown spotting to a few text pages. vol 1 has the armorial bookplate of General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden, G.C.B., C.S.I.. This set came with a large archive of Lumsden material which we have been dealing with over several years.            may14/1

General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden, G.C.B., C.S.I. Born 1829, educated at Addiscombe, entered HEIC military service 1847, served in NWF campaign 1851-4, Special mission to Kandahar 1857. China War 1860, Bhutan Field Force 1865, DQMG 1864-8, QMG 1868-75, Acting Resident at Hyderabad, Adjutant General 1874-9, Chief of Staff India 1879, ADC to Queen Victoria 1870-81. Member of Council of India 181883-93, British Commissioner on the Afghan Boundary Commission1884-5.

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