A. W. Hughes.
A 19th century rare book by A.W. Hughes, treating on the subjects of history, politics, travel and geography of regions including: Baluchistan and Pakistan, Persia and Afghanistan, as well as Central Asia.
Hughes, of the Bombay Civil Service, was also the author of the first comprehensive Gazetteer of Sind. His account appeared at a time when the Tory leader Benjamin Disraeli came to power and instructed the Viceroy of India, Lord Lytton to bring Baluchistan into a defensive alliance with Britain.
Mounted Woodburytype frontispiece and 6 Woodburytype photographic plates, large folding map in pocket. Original decorative cloth, recased, unobtrusive library blind stamps at edge of plates, shelf number on spine. pp. vi, (ii), 294. 8vo. SCARCE.
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