Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth. One of three fold-out plans detached but present. 22nd edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Forty-one Years in India, from Subaltern to ...
Publisher: Longmans, Green / Richard Bentley & Son
Publication Date: 1897
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Macmillan, London, 1900. Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. With portraits and maps. Tissue-guarded frontispiece of the author in Volume 1. 511 and 522 pages respectively. Black endpapers. Tight bindings with unmarked interiors. Notes at foot of pages. There is a split along most of the rear endpapers of Volume 2. Neat signature on the half-title page on Volume 2. As the photo shows, the blue embossed boards with gilt decoration have some rubbing and bumping along the edges and a small light stain on front of Vol. 2. Vol. 1: Preface on preliminary pages. Name and date, 1903, on half title page. The fold out map at page 254 in Vol. 1 has two short tears. Other fold out maps are in excellent condition. Vol. 2: Fold out 'Sketch of the Route taken on The March from Kabul to Kandahar', August 1880, is in place in Vol. 2 & is in excellent condition. The fold out map at page 396 has a 3" tear. Further fold out maps at pages, 278, 306,356 & 368 are in excellent condition. Many b/w plates, many with tissue guards. Appendices and Index at end. Seller Inventory # 004788
Book Description Richard Bentley, London, 1897. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. Frederick Roberts (1832-1914) was the son of General Sir Abraham Roberts.After attending Sandhurst, Frederick entered the East India Company’s military academy at Addiscombe in Surrey. As was usual with 19th-century educational institutions, the pupils led a tough existence, which might have helped them to cope with the hard career path they had chosen in India. They also learned Indian languages, essential if they were to command native units successfully. To encourage his son, Abraham offered him a gold watch and £50 if he completed his studies and joined the artillery. Frederick passed out ninth out of a class of 40 and entered the Bengal Artillery in 1851. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. Further information: by Field-Marshall Lord Roberts of Kandahar. 2 volumes : illustrations, folded map, portraits, plans (part folded) ; 22 cm. Includes index. pp. xx, 508, plus 14 plates and vignette illustration on title-p.; xii, , 522, plus 15 plates and vignette illustration on title-page. A very nice, secure Set, having been professionally re cased. neat clean copies, just with light trace to corner of frontis Vol 1. [ Location : Br4 / 1 ] Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 023695
Book Description Richard Bentley and Son, 1897. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. First Edition. 2 volume set. Unknown edition, lacking half titles. Lacking adverts in rear of Volume II. Contemporary quarter red leather over marbled boards. Rubbing and starting to joints. Volume 2 front board detached. A few folding plates Bookplate and signature to endpapers. Frederick Sleigh Roberts, first Earl Roberts, of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford (1832-1914), had one of the most brilliant military careers in English history, as a battle hero and commander of genius in India, Afghanistan, and South Africa. His Indian career culminated in seven years as commander in chief, ending with his return to England in 1893. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. Seller Inventory # 1603100048