The Afghan Campaign of 1878-1880, compiled from Official and Private Sources.... Comprising Historical and Biographical Divisions, and containing a Rapid Sketch of the War, Maps illustrating the Operations and the Movements of the Forces, One Hundred and Forty Permanent Photographs of Officers who lost their Lives in the Campaigns and of Recipients of the Victoria Cross, with Memoirs prepared from Materials furnished by their Relations and Surviving Comrades, Summaries of the Movements in the Field of the Various Regiments which were engaged, and Separate Records of the Services of Every British Officer who was employed in the War. Historical Division. [Together with] ... Biographical Division
London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1882.
Large quarto, two volumes, [viii] (first blank), 352 pages plus a mounted Woodburytype portrait frontispiece of Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Roberts (125 x 90 mm) and a colour-printed folding map and 5 full-page maps (3 with hand-colouring), and [vi], 274 pages plus 20 pages each containing 7 oval Woodburytype portraits (each measuring 50 x 38 mm) of the 140 officers who lost their lives, and an errata slip tipped in on the contents page.
Original gilt-decorated full maroon morocco, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; extremities slightly rubbed; minimal offsetting to the verso of the front flyleaf and the adjacent page; essentially a fine set in superb bindings.
Loosely inserted is an albumen paper photograph (170 x 110 mm) mounted on card (300 x 230 mm, with the rubber-stamp credit of the photographers T. and R. Annan of Glasgow) of the memorial tablet in Glasgow Cathedral to Major Alexander Dunlop Anderson (see Plate 1 and pages 1 and 2 of the Biographical Division).