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    Vincent Eyre. The Military Operations at Cabul, which Ended in the Retreat and Destruction of the British Army, January 1842. With a Journal of Imprisonment in Afghanistan. London: John Murray, 1843.

    Third edition. Twelvemo. 426 pages. With foldout map of Cabul (Kabul) and a list of British civil and military officer killed during the rebellion in or around that city.

    Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt spine with black Morocco label and marbled endpapers. Binding lightly worn. Professional restoration to spine. A very good copy.

    Lieutenant Eyre was one of the very few British to escape death in the disastrous retreat from Kabul in 1842, having the dubious fortune of being taken prisoner.


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