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- An account of the expedition against the Orakzais and Afridis under General Sir William Lockhart. Pp. xvi+250+[2](advertisements), frontispiece portrait plus 20 plates, 7 maps and plans (4 folding, of which 1 is coloured and the others printed in red & black), appendix; dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, lightly marked and rubbed, corners bruised, the spine extremities chipped; uncut; bookseller's sticker on upper pastedown, hinges starting at a couple of points, early inked signature at head of title page, another (more recent) name in ink on verso of upper free endpaper, long folded newscutting mounted below text p. 75, a few leaves faintly creased, a little light foxing and occasional soiling; Macmillan, London, 1898. First edition. *With the gilt stamp of the Union Club Sydney on the upper board, and the club's bookplate on upper pastedown. Sir William Lockhart (1841-1900) began his army career with the Bengal infantry in 1858. He served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878-80, and commanded a brigade in the Third Burmese War from 1886-7. From 1890 he commanded the Punjab frontier force in various expeditions against the hill tribes. After the Tirah campaign he was appointed Commander-in-Chief in India. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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