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YATE, A. C., Lieutenant. England and Russia Face to Face in Asia. Travels with the Afghan boundary Commission. Edinburgh and London, 1887. 8°. Half title, frontispiece portraits, folding plan, folding map in slip pocket in binding, 4 plates, 24-page publisher's catalogue (half title creased). Original red cloth, title in gilt on boards and spine (stained, spine slightly chipped, neat tears to slip pocket, joints cracked). Provenance: The Cavalry Club (bookplate).
YATE, Charles Edward, Major. Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission. Edinburgh and London: 1888. 8°. Half title, 2 folding maps in slip pocket in binding, 1 plate (neat tear to two leaves). Unopened. Original red cloth, title in gilt on boards and spine (neat tear to slip pocket, spine slightly stained). Provenance: The Cavalry Club (bookplate). The Afghan Boundary Commission met in 1884-6 to demarcate the boundary between Afghanistan and Russia. Major Yates's work was published as a sequel to his brother's England and Russia Face to Face (Preface). (2)
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