NEWALL, D.J.F. The Highlands of India Strategically Considered, with Special Reference to their Colonization as Reserve Circles, Military, Industrial, and Sanitary [Vol. II., Being a Chronicle of Field Sports and Travel in India]. London, Harrison and Sons; Isle of Wight: A. Brannon and Son, 1882-87.
Two volumes, 8vo. Original pictorial green cloth gilt with bevelled edges; pp. xv, 20, 274, errata slip; , xvi, 464, illustrations after drawings and photographs on plates and a folding frontispiece map; inner hinges repaired, a very good presentation copy, inscribed by the author on both title-pages to the Isle of Wight College.
First edition of both volumes, rarely seen together. A survey of the hill stations of Kashmir, Nepal, British Sikkim, and elsewhere in India including Ceylon. 'Perhaps the most important proponemet of th strategic value of the hills was Majo-General D.J.F. Newall. In the two-volume The Highlands of India Strategically Considered (1882 sic), he sought to show that the colonization of the highlands by European troops was both feasible and essential to the "future of British India". The book provided a detailed region-by-region survey of the many stations and the cantonments scattered across the Indian highlands' (Dane Keith Kennedy, The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj, p. 158).