DESERT OF DEATH A Soldier's Journey from Iraq to Afghanistan
Faber & Faber, 2007 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Military ; Inventory No: 0028721. (Book ref. 0028721) £5.00
THE VICTORIA CROSS IN AFGHANISTAN, And on the Frontiers of India. During the Years 1877, 1878, 1879 & 1880. How It Was Won.
Dean & Son N.d. c.. 1st Ed. Sm. 8vo. xv + 248pp. Profusely ills., double page map. Lengthy annotation to blank frontis. leaf, light browning also affecting f.e.ps., original gilt and black dec. cloth, corners and spine sl. frayed. Deeds of Daring Library. US$133 (Book ref. 211260) £85.00
LETTERS OF A ONCE PUNJAB FRONTIER FORCE OFFICER To His Nephew. Giving His Ideas on Fighting on the North West Frontier and in Afghanistan.
Sifton Praed & Co. Ltd. 1925. 1st Ed. Thin 8vo. vii + 86pp. + [i] publ. advert. Ills., 6 figures including 4 folding of which 3 are in rear pocket. Some very light marginal browning, ex.-Staff College Camberley lib. with bookplate and ink stamp to e.ps., ink stamp to verso of maps, original cloth, very faint signs of removed ink stamps to boards, sm. stain to spine sl. bumped. Presentation Bookplate to Library Presented by Lt. Col. W.J. Slim MC Directing Staff Nov 12, 1936. William Joseph Slim, first Viscount Slim (18911970), army officer. ODNB ... In 1926 Slim was sent to the Indian Staff College at Quetta. On 5 June 1929, he was appointed a General Staff Officer, Second Grade On 1 January 1930, he was given the brevet rank of major, with formal promotion to this rank made on 19 May 1933. His performance at Staff College resulted in his appointment first to Army Headquarters India in Delhi and then to Staff College, Camberley in England (as a General Staff Officer, Second Grade), where he taught from 1934 to 1937 ... US$390 (Book ref. 195618) £250.00
SOME EXPERIENCES OF AN OLD BROMSGROVIAN: Soldiering in Afghanistan, Egypt and Uganda.
Birmingham Cornish Brothers Ltd. 1930. 1st Ed. xii + 328pp. 5 ports. including frontis. Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth, frayed to edges, sl. soiled and faded, sm. gouge to lower board. Also India. US$47 (Book ref. 212732) £30.00
THE MILITARY OPERATIONS AT CABUL, Which Ended in the Retreat and Destruction of the British Army, January 1842. With a Journal of Imprisonment in Afghanistan.
John Murray 1843. 3rd Ed. Sm. 8vo. xx + 328pp. + [iv]. Folding map (with sm. tear at hinge). Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt device to upper board, light discolouring, rebacked with sl. faded spine laid down. US$312 (Book ref. 209581) £200.00
A History of the Services of the 17th (The Leicestershire) Regiment
Vacher & Sons, 1911. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 336pp, index, 37 plates some colour (incl uniform), Illus, incl service in South Africa, containing an account of the regiment from 1688 to 1912. Original red cloth, clean, firmly bound, contents clean and no foxing. Very good condition (Book ref. 000600) £45.00
Afghanistan. The Cinderella of Philately.
Holy Land & Middle East Philatelic Magazine, n.d. 7pp contemporary reprint, clean in paper covers. (Book ref. WOPHB0782) £6.00
The Taliban Phenomenon: Afghanistan 1994-1997
Karachi: Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks, 2002. Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0195792742 Reprint with an afterword covering major events 1997-2002. xviii & 298 pages, maps, photographs, tables, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. A comprehensive account of the origin of the Taliban movement and the reasons for its success. The impact of the ethnic divide on Afghanistan's future, the repercussions on Pakistan and other neighbouring countries, and Pakistan's Afghan policy have been critically analysed. (Book ref. 3464) £4.95
London: The Bodley Head, 1989. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0370313097 Signed by Author 247 pages, map, inscribed to previous owner & signed by the author on title page, dated November 1996. VG+ in near fine price-clipped dustjacket illustrated by Gwyn Hughes. Sandy Gall travelled extensively in Afghanistan in the 1980s and made three highly acclaimed television films on the guerrilla war. He has set the plot of this gripping novel against the upheaval of the final Soviet withdrawal from that country. (Book ref. 3011) £4.00
Third Afghan War 1919 - Official Account compiled in the General Staff Branch, Army Headquarters India.
Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1926 first edition ii and 174 pages. 23 folding maps. A good copy in the publisher's grey boards printed in black and backed in quarter cloth; the front board is rubbed with some loss of the lettering; one page with two maps attached to it has pulled loose with slight damage to the outer margins. 1500 copies were printed. (Book ref. 60456) £160.00
The Conflict of tribe and state in Iran and Afghanistan
Hardcover Croom Helm London 1st Edition 1983 463 0312162324 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright Very Good (Book ref. 541096) £150.00
Lenin and National Liberation in the East
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1978 First edition of this English translation, first printing, very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust-jacket but spine faded, publisher's original pale grey clothboards with red blocking to front and spine, top corners bumped, 468 pages, -----------------------" The authors muster an array of facts to show the impact of Lenin's theoretical legacy on the Eastern peoples and summarise the revolutionary record of various countries in Asia and North Africa. They also showhow Lenin's propositions on national liberation revolutions and social progress in the East are being corroberated by the entire course of the world communist movement (Book ref. 1552) £12.00
The Road to India: Guide to the Overland Routes to the East
London: John Murray, 1977: ISBN:0719533961 Hardback, first edition, near fine condition, in near fine unclipped (£5.95) dust jacket, original brick red clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 8vo, 8¾" x 5¾", 206 pages, index, double page map, ISBN:0719533961,------------'The author has over 40 years of driving experience in the East including 8 return trips to India by road since 1960.' (Book ref. 1022) £12.00
The Dust of Empire: The Race for Supremacy in the Asia Heartland
United Kingdom: Abacus, 2004, ISBN:0349117438 First UK edition, paperback, very good condition, 254 pages including index, --------------'The author examines the regions and peoples of Central Asia, whose volatility is likely to cause concern to the West in the 21st century, as it has done in the past. Valued for their oil, yet feared for the pockets of extremism they harbour, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Caucasus and the five Central Asian republics have been blighted by Western intervention for hundreds of years - this is a timely assessment of a fascinating and troubled area.' (Book ref. 1230) £15.00
Afghanistan: Cockpit in High Asia.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1966 First edition, in very good condition, in a very good unclipped dust jacket(25s), original grey clothboards with red blocking to spine, 234 pages including index, double page map and 16 pages of b/w photo illustrations, grey endpapers, neat owners name to ffep, -----------"Author wtites amusingly and perceptively giving an enthralling account of an unfamiliar but attracyive country whose strategic position is of some importance and which has only just (in 1965) adopted parliamentry democracy." (Book ref. 1112) £15.00
Area Handbook for Afghanistan
Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1973. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Good. 453 pages, illustrations and tables. Green cloth in good sound condition. Ex library with library plate and withdrawn stamp on pasted down endpaper and withdrawn stamp on back of title page. Gilt bench mark on spine. Heavy book please check postal rates before ordering (Book ref. 021927) £15.00
Kara Kush. The Gold of Ahmad Shah;
London, Collins, 1986; 1st Edition; Ex-library; Good++/ Very good; Large 8vo; 575pp; ISBN 0 00 222957 9; Kara Kush depicts the present day struggle of the Afghan nation for survival. Author's first novel. Usual library markings. (Book ref. 3593) £7.00
Afghanistan: Inside a Rebel Stronghold. Journeys with the Mujahiddin;
Poole, Blandford Press, 1984; 1st UK edition. Hardback. Nr fine/ Dj Very good. 256pp with illustrations & Maps, Glossary & index. Red covers with gilt tile on spine. Clipped dust jacket has slight edge wear, US price intact. " The aauthor's journey through the bizarre world of fanaticcism and tribal rivalries was, by turns, perilous and hilarious , and it took him finally to the heart of the bloody struggle between Islam and the world's last empire." (Book ref. 12273) £15.00
The Wanderings of Asaf;
London, Jenkins, nd (c 1925) Popular Edition; HBk; Very good/ No dj; 311pp with 8pp Publishers Catalogue; Orange covers with brown line drawings; " A rousing story handled with power and picturesqueness of detail" (Book ref. 7584) £17.00
The Minaret of Djam An Excursion in Afghanistan
London: John Murray, 1970. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 4¾" - 5¾" Tall 0719520665 This is a Good Copy of this Book in green cloth with bright gilt title lettering to spine in a Very Good Dust-Jacket.This is an ex County Library copy with stamps to the front pastedown and to the title page.Complete with over 40 plates and drawings.Nice clean copy and the dust-jacket comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve,uncommon title,8vo 99pp First Edition 1st Impression (Book ref. 61397) £10.00