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Afghanistan Travel Literature (Page 1 of 8)

Early Muslim Travellers


Syed, Ali Reiss

The travels and adventures of the Turkish Admiral Sidi Ali Reïs: In India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Persia, during the years 1553-1556

Account of a Turkish Admiral’s visit to Afghanistan and India under Mughal rule. Pakistani reprint. Hardback in dust wrapper.



Ibn Battuta

The travels of Ibn Battuta

Dover books on travel and adventure. Paperback, Dover books of travel and adventure.




Elphinstone, Mountstuart

An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul

1992 Indus Publications, Karachi, Pakistan. 2 volume edition in hardback with gilt writing on spine. Map in rear pocket. As new. 
Aged 30, he travelled from Delhi to the Afghan monarch Shah Shuja’s winter capital, Peshawar, in 1809; he collected valuable information about the tribes of the Afghans, and his book remains one of the best accounts. His actual travelogue, presented in the introduction, contains descriptions of what was then Afghan territory and is now in Pakistan.




Burnes, Alexander

Cabool : A Personal Narrative of a Journey to, and Residence in that City in the years 1836, 37 and 38

Reprint 1986 Karachi. Good in dw pp317.



Lal, Mohan

Travels in the Punjab, Afghanistan and Turkistan to Balk Bokhara and Herat

1979 reprint Al Biruni publishers Lahore. Hardback in dustwrapper.



Masson, Charles

Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan and the Panjab: Kalat v. 4 (Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints)

Hardcover 506 pages. Oxford University Press Pakistan, very good condition.


Afghanistan through the Ages

First Anglo Afghan War


Ali, Shahamat

An Expedition to Kabul

Immediately before and after the death of Ranjit Singh. First published by john Murray 1847, first Indian reprint 1985. An account of the First Anglo-Afghan War in which the above named participated on the British side.



Eyre Vincent

Journal of an Afghanistan Prisoner

Lieutenant Eyre’s book of an account of the first Anglo Afghan war and pleasures of Prisoner life enjoying Afghan hospitality. 1976 REPRINT London.


Abdur Rahman:1880 to 1901


Curzon, Marquess of Kedleston

Tales of Travel

Covers Afghanistan on pages 39-84 including a folding letter signed by Amir Abdur Rahman. 344 pages, 1923 first edition Hodder and Stoughton London. Acceptable.     



Gray, John Alfred

My residence at the Court of the Amir

1895 first edition. One sticker from the WHSmith Public subscription library present in the book. Otherwise the book is in very good condition in original cloth binding.