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A Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Source of the River Oxus, by the Route of the Indus, Kabul, and Badakhshan, performed under the Sanction of the Supreme Government of India, in the Years 1836, 1837, and 1838.

WOOD Lieut. John (1841.)

£500.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. With a folding map. 8vo. Nineteenth century half green morocco, gilt, joints professionally repaired. Minor wear to the extremities and the original spine, very good otherwise. xv, [1]blank, 424pp. London: John Murray,

Wood was appointed to the Burnes' mission to Afghanistan after his successful navigation of the Indus. Whilst there, Wood successfully completed a survey of the Kabul Valley and also discovered the source of the Oxus. However, following Burnes clash with the governor-general he took retirement along with his superior (DNB). 

Yakushi, W116a.

Stock Code: 225170