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ATKINSON, JAMES
SKETCHES IN AFGHAUNISTAN. ( Afghanistan, Affghanistan )
London: Henry Graves and Company, 1842. Folio 21x14 inches, original publisher's morocco backed printed boards- professionally repaired. Lithograph title, dedication, list of plates printed in blue and 25 LARGE LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES - COMPLETE. Some spotting throughout but mostly marginal, one outer margin repaired and some marginal tears outside the images - an average copy of this work. Three bookplates and a gift dedication on the front paste down endpaper. A seminal illustrated work on Afghanistan with fine lithographed views of the country. FIRST EDITION. Atkinson, a doctor by training and an accomplished Persian scholar, had accompanied the army of the Indus on its march to Kabul and returned to Bengal in 1841 before the massacre of the army of occupation. These illustrations were to accompany his narrative of the journey into what was then a little-known country. Bibliographic reference- Abbey Travel 508. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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