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Lord Roberts of Kandahar | Field Marshal

Forty-One Years In India

First Edition | Twenty-first Printing


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First edition of Forty-One Years in India by Field Marshal Lord Roberts of Kandahar.

Octavo, [two volumes], xx, 511pp; xii, [2], 522pp, [64pp ads + index]. Publisher’s original blue cloth, covers stamped in blind with a gilt seal stamped in the center. Each with title in gilt on spine. Stated “Twenty-first Edition,” with this copy printed in July of 1897 (first issue appearing January 1897). Solid text blocks, dust remnants to top edge, points of shelf wear. Light wear to hinges and joints. Occasional toning to edge of leaves, and some foxing to tissue guards. Previous ownership inscription on half-title of both volumes. Complete with 32 illustrations, including frontispieces with tissue guards, woodcuts on title pages, in-text portraits with tissue guards, maps, and larger fold-out maps.

Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914), served in the East India Company Army and later the British Army during the Indian Rebellion, the Second Anglo-Afghan War, and the Second Boer War. In 1901, he became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the position was abolished in 1904.

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