Bruce’s account of the Forward Policy on the North West Frontier


Bruce, Richard Isaac, C.I.E.:  The Forward Policy and its Results or Thirty-Five Years amongst the Tribes on our North Western Frontier of India. Longmans, Green, and Co, [London] 1900, 1st edition 8vo.

Folding coloured map, 28 good illustrations from photographs, xxviii.382pp, 32pp publisher’s catalogue. Original decorative red cloth gilt, title and Indian weapons gilt blocked to upper board, a very good, clean copy, no previous ownership markings, map neatly folded. An important work with chapters on Sandeman’s missions to Khelat (1876-77), occupation of Quetta (1877), 2nd Afghan War, Tribal Disturbances, settlement of Marris, Bugtis, and Kakars (1882-84), author’s transfer to Derajat & Waziri affairs 1887-89, opening of Gomal Pass, Khidderzi Expedition, Kabul Intriques & the Durand Boundary (1892-95), opening of the Tochi (1895-96). The book is dedicated to Lady Sandeman.          jan21/1

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