London: William Heinemann, 1895.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good. xviii, 312 pp + publisher's catalogue, with frontispiece, many illustrations from photgraphs, one map and three plans. Re-cased, with new endpapers. Mild spine slant, moderate wear and soilding to boards, light foxing--mostly concentrated around illustrations--owner's name on title page and page 1. Chitral, a remote, mountainous region in the north of modern-day Pakistan, was the subject of a power struggle between Czarist Russia and the British Empire. In early 1895, the British fort at Chitral was attacked and beseiged by Pashtun chief Umra Khan, who sought official recognition. Relief troops were sent from Gilgit to the East, and then in a second wave--described in this book--from India proper. The author joined this relief force as press correspondent.