8vo, [xxiv]. 430pp. 1 page of adverts at rear. Complete with 17 plates, 3 folding maps (Khorasan and the Neighbouring Countries, The Afghan and Persian Border, Russian Petroleum Districts), and 6 illustrations within the text. Plate showing the “Hall of Forty Pillars” [256pp.] is loose, though still attached. Publisher’s red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, embossed black title on front cover. 4cm crack to hinge at front end papers. Foxing to front and rear end papers. Slight shelfwear to edges. Signed inscription by “A. N. Stewart”, wife of the author Col. Charles Stewart, on front end papers. Mrs. Stewart contributed an introduction to the edition. All in all an attractive copy in good condition of an important and scarce, signed first edition. This volume was edited posthumously by Basil Stewart. The editor put the journal into chronological order and added explanatory footnotes. Part one of the book recounts Stewart’s role in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 (also known as the Sepoy Rebellion), an uprising of sepoys (native soldiers) against the army of the British East India Company. Part two deals with several missions that Stewart undertook in the early 1880s, in which he traveled across Persia to the Persian-Afghan frontier and into Afghanistan.
Stewart, Charles. E; Stewart, Basil, Through Persia in Disguise: With Reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny, Routledge, 1911
Biographies & Letters
SHARP, Samuel., Letters from Italy, describing the Customs and Manners of that Country, In the Years 1765, and 1766. To which is Annexed, An Admonition to Gentlemen who pass the Alps, in their Tour through Italy. The Second Edition., [R. Cave] for W. Nicol, T. Becket, P. A. de Hondt and T. Cadell, 1767