Bokhara Burnes

By: Lunt, James D.; George Woodcock (editor)

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light lean and edge wear to book, Price-clipped dustjacket shows some creasing top of spine ; Blue cloth covered boards with black & gold imprinted titles on spine. The book is the US edition but the dust jacket is the British Faber & Faber DJ. ; Great Travellers; 220 pages; "Alexander Burnes, born in Montrose in 1805, went out to India at the age of 16 as a cadet in the Honourable East India Company. Within a year he joined the 1st Bombay Native Infantry as interpreter in Hindustani, and started to learn Persian. a journey from which he was recalled. Promoted, and transferred in 1829 to the political branch, he set out to explore the deserts of Rajputana Burnes's adventures on this amazing journey from Delhi to Persia, from Christmas 1831 to December 1832 caused the 28-year-old subaltern to be lionized on his return to London in 1833, the more so when his 'Travels in Bokhara' was published in the following year. He returned to India in 1835. In November 1836 he led his ill-fated expedition to Kabul. The disaster of the first Afghan war ensued, and in 1841 he was cut to pieces by the mob."

Title: Bokhara Burnes

Author Name: Lunt, James D.; George Woodcock (editor)

Illustrator: Illustrated by B&W Plates

Categories: Travel,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1969

ISBN Number: 038901012x

ISBN Number 13: 9780389010128

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 15143

Keywords: India afghanistan persia