In 1836 the author set out from India and crossed into Afghanistan, south of the Khyber Pass, and made his way to Ghunzi and thence to Kabul before returning to Peshawar. He describes in detail the places he visited, the inhabitants and their customs etc. Includes interviews with the amir Doost Mohammed and the Sikh ruler Runjit Singh.
With hand coloured frontispiece, one folding map, 6 tinted lithographed plates and many illustrations in the text. Original embossed cloth, rubbed. The first was published in 1840.