Lot 2: Amir Abdur Rahman of Afghanistan
17th November 2016
Heading: (Afghanistan); Author: Gray, John Alfred; Title: At the Court of the Amir; Place Published: London; Publisher: Richard Bentley and Son; Date Published: 1895; Description: xvi, , 523 pp. With 4 plates from photographs, etc. (8vo) 8¾x5½"), original gilt-stamped cloth. First Edition. The author was surgeon to the Amir Abdur Rahman, who ruled Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901, and whose iron-fisted reign was instrumental in unifying the modern nation. Condition: Some wear to covers, trace from removed labels on front cover and head of spine; rear hinge cracked, front starting, a plate detached, pp. 241-4 partially adhered together with tear; good to very good.
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