Lord Roberts of Kandahar, V.C.: his two volume autobiography of 1897


Roberts of Kandahar, Field Marshal Lord: Forty-one Years in India from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief, with Portraits and Maps, in two volumes. Richard Bentley & Son [London] 1897 5th edition octavo.

Vol 1: Portrait frontispiece & 13 other plates and maps, xx, 511pp; vol 2: frontispiece & 14 other plates and maps, xii, 522pp. Contemporary blue half leather with marbled paper covered boards by Mudie , all edges marbledleather scuffed and worn especially to spines but sound, internally the text block is very clean with maps neatly folded and portrait plates retaining guards without foxing. Top of each title page inscribed in ink Will from ES Aug 17th 1898. This book was hugely popular and ran to over 30 editions in its first year.   aug21/2

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