Hunt, G[eorge] H[enry]. Outram and Havelock's Persian Campaign.

London, (Cox & Wyman for) Routledge & Co., 1858.

8vo. VIII, 352 pp. Frontispiece and 7 tinted lithograph plates after Picken and Walker. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine.


First edition.

An account of the Anglo-Persian War in the year 1857. The author, who had participated as captain in the 78th Highlanders, died from the cholera while the book was under the press. To his narrative, the editor George Townsend has prefixed "a summary of Persian history, an account of various differences between England and Persia, and an inquiry into the origin of the late war".

Cloth a little rubbed; some foxing to frontispiece. Contemporary handwritten ownership to flyleaf; later bookplates. Rare. A Persian translation ("Gang-i Inglis wa Iran dar sal-i 1273 higri-i qamari") appeared in 1984.

Wilson 102.

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