New -1 jacket. The greatest defeat ever experienced by the British Army was that in the Mountain Passes of Afghanistan. Angus Cameron, the hero of this book, having been captured by the friendly Afghans, was compelled to be a witness of the calamity. His whole story is an intensely interesting one, from his boyhood in Persia; his employment under the government at Herat; through the defense of that town against the Persians; to Cabul, where he shared in all the events which ended in the awful march through the Passes from which but one man escaped. Angus is always at the point of danger, and whether in battle or in hazardous expeditions shows how much a brave youth, full of resources, can do, even with so treacherous a foe. His dangers and adventures are thrilling, and his escapes marvelous.
Illustrated by Sheldon, Charles M. Good. A Story Of The First Afghan War. Blue pictorial cloth, gilt titles. 8 b/w illustrations plus a map. 352 pages + 32 page booklist. Spine and corners bumped and worn, covers edge rubbed. Light fading to spine. Name in ink to front pastedown, inscription in ink to half-title. Heavy foxing and some light fingermarks to contents. Some hinges cracked but binding still tight. [R]
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