ROBERTS, Frederick, Field-Marshall Lord, of Kandahar. Forty-One Years In India from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. London, Macmillan, 1905.
8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover in blind; pp. xxii, 601; highly illustrated with plates and maps; cloth abit marked and faded, sporadic spotting internally, presentation copy inscribed in a secretarial hand on front fly-leaf.
A later edition of one of the most reprinted books of militaru memoirs, and an illustrated documentation of over four decades of Great Game, with battle plans of Kandahar, a panorama seen from Kabul, detailed maps, portraits of the Great Gamers, and high-altitude battle scenes, written by an old India hand, who had witnessed the Mutiny and fought in the Second Afghan War. Despite its great popularity the lessons from this book had apparently not been learned.
Provenance: Presented as first prize to Robert Mason at the Newland's Corner Rifle Competition in 1906 by the author.