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.
Good. No dust jacket. 349 pages. No dust jacket. Blue boards with gilt pictorial and lettering. Former owner's sticker to front paste-down. Light tanning and foxing to endpapers and text edges. Few dog eared corners. Finger marking to page edges. Softening to spine with mild bleaching, sunning to spine, boards and edges. Water marks to spine, boards and edges. A few marks, wear and bumps to spine ends, boards and edges. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1503346387NAT (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
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