An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; comprrising a view of the Afghaun nation, and a history of the Dooraunee monarchy. New and revised edition.

  • Elphinstone, Mountstuart
  • London: Richard Bentley 1839


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2 vols., 8vo, pp. xxix, [i], 422; xii, 440 + chromolithograph frontispiece in each vol., one further black and white plate and one large folding map. Modern half calf, red cloth boards, green morocco labels to spines. Map with some areas of repair using cloth tape on the verso, a few further handling tears, occasional minor spotting elsewhere. Ownership inscription of W. Dundas (1839) to title-pages.


The third edition of this important regional study, first published in 1815. The author, born in Scotland, joined the East India Company and was sent on a diplomatic mission to Afghanistan in 1808; although the mission failed in its objective it did lead to this book which 'continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s' (ODNB).

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