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The Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone.
An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul And Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India. Comprising A View of the Afghaun Nation and A History of the Dooraunee Monarchy. [First Edition - Complete with 14 Hand Coloured Plates and 2 Hand Coloured Maps]
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and J Murray, 1815. FIRST EDITION. 4to (285 x 215mm page dimensions / 295 x 225mm external dimensions). Approximately 11.5 inches tall. Rebound in full polished calf with red and black title labels and gilt decorated spine and boards. Large Map bound in alongside the title page. viii, v*-viii*, ix - xxi, [i], errata, small map, [i], 675pp. With 2 maps, one folding, 14 aquatint plates, all but one coloured by hand.The large map refolded and in very good condition, with minor tears to historic folds and some foxing and offsetting. Some foxing to the pages but overall remarkably clean. First edition of this detailed account of Caubul and Afghanistan. Engravings depicting local costumes. Contents: Introduction to p82; Book I – Geographical Description of Afghaunistaun; Chapters 1. Situation and Boundaries of Afghaunistaun 2. Mountains of Afghaunistaun 3. Rivers of Afghaunistaun 4. Natural and Political Divisions of Afghaunistaun 5. Of the Climate of Afghaunistaun 6. Animals, Vegetables and Minerals of Afghaunistaun Book II – Genneral Account of the Inhabitants of Afghaunistaun Chapters 1. Introduction, Origin and Early History of Afghaun 2. Divisions and Government of the Afghaun Nation 3. Marriages, Condition of Women, Funerals &c. 4. Education Language and Learning of the Afghauns 5. Religion, Sects, Moollahs, Superstitions &c. 6. Hospitality, Predatory Habits &c. 7. Manners, Customs and Character of the Afghauns 8. Of the Inhabitants of Towns 9. Of the Great 10. Trade of Caubul 11. Husbandry of Caubul 12. Taujiks, Hind … [Click Below for Full Description]
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