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1 COLQUHOUN, Archibald R. Africander Land. ex-library
John Murray, London, 1906, 
COLQUHOUN, Archibald R. The Africander Land. London : John Murray, 1906. Pp438 + 4 maps (1 folding). 8vo, rebound in brown library cloth. Ex-library (inkstamps, remnant of pouch removed), three-inch tear to pp.17-18 (somewhat affecting text), else very good. 40.00

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2 COLQUHOUN, Archibald R. Russia Against India : The Struggle for Asia. First Edition
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York and London , 1900, 
COLQUHOUN, Archibald R. . Russia Against India : The Struggle for Asia. With Special Maps. New York and London : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1900. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vii,(3),[1]-246 + coloured folding map (opposite p.202) . 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine. Untrimmed page s. Very good, tidy copy with bright gilt. 140.00 Archibald Ross Colquhoun (b. March 1848, off Cape Town - d. December 18, 1914) traveller, government official, writer. "This little work is intended to bring before the Anglo-Saxon public a question of vital importance. It is not such a complicated and difficult question as is generally supposed, nor is it one that can be shelved for settlement by a future generation. "The man in the street" is nowadays a powerful factor in the facing and solution of political situations,and it is for him that this book has been written, and not for the few exp erts on the Central Asian question who have already arrived at fixed conclusions. The writer makes no claim to presenting an exhaustive study of the subject, but hopes that his sketch of things, as they are in reality—a sketch from the life, and not from official descriptions—will arouse sufficient interest to induce others to make a study for themselves, and decide in their own minds whether or no it is desirable that the Anglo-Saxon race shouldbe worsted in the "struggle for Asia." There are many who ridicule the ide a of such an impending struggle. Do they base their confidence on the pacific intentions of Russia, or on the impregnability of all other nations withwhom she is likely to dispute the possession of Asia? In either case the h istory of the past throws a significant light on the possibilities of the future. The advance of Russia—"creeping on bit by bit"—is, in this little book, viewed as a whole, and the connection between the transformation of theFar East, especially of China, and the Russian advance towards India throu gh Central Asia, is shown to be intimate. With British interests in India are closely bound up the interests of the whole Anglo-Saxon race, and indeedof many of the Latin races as well. That these interests are in real jeopa rdy the writer has endeavoured to make quite plain. - from the Preface. 1 Histobical Introduction 1 2. Historical Introduction — continued; 3. CentralAsia — Country and People; 4. Central Asia — Country and People— continued ; 5. Central Asia — Country and People — continued 6. The British Rule in India; 7. Afghanistan and Persia 8. Russia in Central Asia; 9. The Defence of India. Appendix. With index. Very good, tidy copy with bright gilt. 140.00

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