The Long Road to Baghdad

CANDLER, Edmund. The Long Road to Baghdad.

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CANDLER, Edmund. The Long Road to Baghdad. London, Cassell, 1919.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original grey-green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, decorated in black; pp xii, 294; vi, 311, 16 plates after photographs, 19 maps and plans (17 in text, 2 folding); a near-fine, unread copy.
First edition. An account of the Mesopotamian campaign which includes an extensive description of the Battle of Dujaila, the taking of Baghdad, and the fall of Kut, written by an embedded journalist and travel writer, who was rather critical of the 'civilizing' effect of the British Empire.