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DEVELIN (Sgt.-Major, RE) Views in Chitral Taken during the Advance of the 3rd Brigade of the Chitral Relief Force under the Command of Brigadier-General W.F. Gatacre, D.S.O., by Sergeant-Major Develin, R.E., 1895. 1st Ed., [iv]+18pp. letterpress followed by 127 fine full page photogravure plates (including four fldg. panoramas), oblong 4to. Maclure & Co. Contemp.  #55403
[HLMainPic] The story of the 1895 campaign for the Relief of Chitral in letterpress, reproducing Despatches of Gen. Low (commanding Chitral Relief Force), Capt. Townshend & Col Kelly (32nd Pioneers, commanding Gilgit Force), including Orders of Battle, statements of casualties & recommendations for awards, followed by the 127 finely produced plates from photos. taken by Sgt.-Major Develin, RE, Bombay Sappers & Miners, who accompanied the 3rd Brigade as Photographer. These exceptionally fine plates include views of all the geographical features traversed by the 3rd Brigade, including the Malakand Pass, Swat Valley, Lowari Pass, Ashreth Valley, Chitral River, Valley & Fort &c. (many showing troops on the march &c.), also regimental & staff groups, encampments, bridges, graves & other subjects. A very fine & rare compilation. Orig. red cloth, blindstamped boards, gilt title to front, minor rubbing & sl. fading to cloth, but a very nice copy & very rare. See illustrations on our website.   £1750

     


 

 



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