THACKERAY, Lieut.-Colonel E.T. Views of Kabul and Environs from pictures taken by the Photograph School of the Corps of Bengal Sappers and Miners. With a short description of the city and buildings and historical sketch. [London: Strangeways and Sons] Printed for Private Circulation, 1881. Oblong 8° (245 x 308mm). Half-title. 30 plates. (Gutta percha persished, with many leaves loose, leaf c [pp.ix-x] creased and frayed at margins, very short marginal tear to plate III.) Original green cloth, covers with border of red fillets, upper cover with two large gilt decorative panels and title lettered in gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, upper cover lightly soiled, front hinge split, rear hinge cracking).
THACKERAY, Lieut.-Colonel E.T. Views of Kabul and Environs from pictures taken by the Photograph School of the Corps of Bengal Sappers and Miners. With a short description of the city and buildings and historical sketch. [London: Strangeways and Sons] Printed for Private Circulation, 1881. Oblong 8° (245 x 308mm). Half-title. 30 plates. (Gutta percha persished, with many leaves loose, leaf c [pp.ix-x] creased and frayed at margins, very short marginal tear to plate III.) Original green cloth, covers with border of red fillets, upper cover with two large gilt decorative panels and title lettered in gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, upper cover lightly soiled, front hinge split, rear hinge cracking).

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THACKERAY, Lieut.-Colonel E.T. Views of Kabul and Environs from pictures taken by the Photograph School of the Corps of Bengal Sappers and Miners. With a short description of the city and buildings and historical sketch. [London: Strangeways and Sons] Printed for Private Circulation, 1881. Oblong 8° (245 x 308mm). Half-title. 30 plates. (Gutta percha persished, with many leaves loose, leaf c [pp.ix-x] creased and frayed at margins, very short marginal tear to plate III.) Original green cloth, covers with border of red fillets, upper cover with two large gilt decorative panels and title lettered in gilt, gilt edges (rubbed, upper cover lightly soiled, front hinge split, rear hinge cracking).

VERY RARE: only five copies can be traced in institutions (British Library, National Library of Wales, American University Cairo, New York Public Library and University of Minnesota), and according to ABPC/AE only one copy has sold at auction in the past 30 years (Sotheby's 11 October 2005 lot 279). Sold with another related work. (2)
Provenance
Captain Robert Salusbury Trevor (1802-1841), and thence by descent to the present owner.
Sale room notice
Please note that the provenance for this lot should read 'Major General William Spottiswoode Trevor VC (1831-1907) Bengal Engineers, and thence by descent to the present owner.'
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