Simla: Government Monotype Press, 1907. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 2 leaves, iv, xix, 592pp., 9 maps, one of them folding in pocket at end of book, missing map in front pocket. Original three-quarter calf over green cloth with gilt lettering on red leather labels on spine; raised bands. No. 517.
Compiled in the Intelligence Branch Division of the Chief of Staff Army Head Quarters India. "Since 1884, the year in which Paget and Mason's "Records of Expeditions against the North-West Frontier Tribes" was published, the Frontier of British Influence has, by the Durand Agreement, extended far beyond the limits therein described, and now, including as it does nearly all the frontier tribes, is coterminous with Afghanistan from the Kilik pass in the north to the borders of Persia in the west. The boundary line of 1884 was what is now, roughly, the administrative border of the North-West Frontier Province. In the present work, in order to differentiate between these two boundary lines, that of British Influence and that of British Administration, the former will be called the Frontier and the latter the Administrative Border Line." (Introduction). The work is authorized by the Punjab Government as "a valuable guide to those who might have future dealings with these turbulent neighbors." Illustrated with 9 maps, one of them folding but missing general map in inside front cover.
For official use only stamped in red to title page. Some wear of binding, light fraying of read leather labels and green cloth, two chips in leather next to labels at back cover, some staining of cloth and scuffing of leather at spine. Some spotting at bottom and foredge. Lightly starting after last text page. Binding in overall fair, interior in good condition. fair to g. Item #46223