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Publisher: Cambridge:, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,, 1927
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
The text is a series of letters detailing a journey through the Himalayan region in Asia and relating some of the folktales told by local villagers with Four folding maps, with textual decorations. Includes an appendix on the "Caravan Vocabulary" of Urdu words the couple employed on their journey. Among the other interesting oral histories and tidbits related by the author, there is a tale recounted from the perspective of villagers in the Himalayas a... View more info
Publisher: London / India, Staples and Staples Limited, / Bishen Singh Mehendra Pal Singh, 1994
Publisher's black cloth; Stamped gilt titles, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 22cm tall; 204 pages with index; some b/w illustration. Illustrations: Mrs. G. A. Wathen & Haldar Joo Walli. REF: Gupta, 2604 View more info
By: Coventry, B. O.
Publisher: London, Raithby, Lawrence & CO., Ltd., 1927
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Descriptions and Coloured Illustrations of Fifty Species Reproduced from Direct Colour Photographs. 7 1/8 inches tall; 18.5cm; 100 pages with 8 pages of indexes. 50 plates inserted. Includes Explanations of Botanical Terms. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Bright occasional finger mark. Moderate handling wear. . REF: Grupta, 2658 View more info
Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc. ,, 1962.<br>
Edition: First Edition, First Printing. This American edition preceded the UK version and shows color photos the UK edition does not.<br>
A record of the Himalayan scientific and mountaineering expedition of 1960-61. The purpose was to search for the yeti [Abominable Snowman] and study the effects of high altitude over a prolonged period. Also includes the record of the disaster in attempting to scale Makalu and Team members Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, Wally Ramones, & Mike Gill made 1st ascent of Ama Dablam.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket w... View more info
By: Hall, Maurice
Publisher: London:, Quiller Press,, 1992
Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light shelf handing to dust jacket now in protective Mylar Jacket.xxv + 214 pages with index, notes, bibliography and appendixes. Goa is a state located in the western region of India, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is one of ... View more info
Publisher: New York:, National Travel Club,, 1933.<br>
Edition: Special edition for club - First Edition, thus. [Published by Dutton in 1935]<br>
The author recounts his experiences from 1927 - 1930 as part of the Swedish expedition of Sven Hedin. Passing through the mountains, deserts, oasis, steppes and lakes, Haslund-Christensen takes us into the world of shamanists, buddhists and god-kings. He also explores festivals, divine dances a broad insight into Mongolian culture and history as well as the lifestyle and mindset of the nomadic population in this region. Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896-1... View more info
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,, 1997.<br>
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>
A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.... View more info
Publisher: London:, Marshall Brotehrs / Church of England Zenana Missionary Society,, 1903.
Insights into the culture; home life, manners and customs of the people of Kashmir written by the author who was a female missionary. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some hand soiling. View more info
By: Levi, Peter
Publisher: Indianapolis:, Bobbs-Merrill,, 1972.
Edition: First American Edition.
A trip through Afghanistan in searching for and following the routes of Alexander the Great, detailing all the cultures and travelers who have passed that way. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear. Text clean, lightly toned. Noted a few finger marks on edges. Price-clipped dust jacket with shelf wear to edges in protective Mylar sleeve. 287 pages with index. b/w photo illustrations This b... View more info
By: Paine, Sheila
Publisher: New York:, A Wyatt for St. Martin's Press,, 1994.
Edition: First Edition
No flaws or blemishes; Gift Quality. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket.Sheila Paine, an embroidery expert, journeyed through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, the Black Sea coast and Bulgaria in search of an ancient embroidery pattern. Traveling alone, in remote and sometimes dangerous country, she had many extraordinary adventures: she was smuggled out of Afghanistan by a group of Mujahadeen, and concealed under a burka, and traveled through Iran in purdah, looking at... View more info
By: Pennell, T. L.
Publisher: Philadelphia:, Lippincott,, 1909.<br>
Edition: First Edition. American<br>
Dr. Pennell a medical doctor and missionary was stationed at the mission station of Bannu, on the Indian Frontier for 16 years. Travelling into hostile Afghan and Pakistani regions disguised as a vagabond.Several chapters discuss Afghan traditions, the geography of the border region, and the prevalence of tribal feuds and conflicts, Afghan Mullahs and “Afghan Women.Much of the work concerns Islamic customs and traditions, as practiced in Afghanistan and the No... View more info
Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,, 1929.<br>
Edition: Second Printing.
Bindings square and tight. Light handling wear. Text clean with scattered aging. View more info
Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1938
Edition: Second Edition [First in this form]
The author took part in the 1922 & 1924 Everest expeditions, and was president of the Alpine Club, 1962-4. Second Edition [First in this form] 17.8cm; 7 inches tall; 319 pages with index. Bindings tight and square. Slight shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. ----- REF: Neate S142 View more info
By: Swinburne, T. R.
Publisher: New Delhi:, Sagar Publications,, 1970.
Edition: Reprint issue of 1907 classic.
"A very happy time spent in rambling among some of the finest scenery of this lovely earth, may induce anyone to betake himself to Kashmir, he will achieve something worth living for" (preface) Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has been handled with loss top spine. View more info
Publisher: New York:, National Travel Club,, 1940
Edition: First Edition – First Printing.
Harrison Forman (1904-1978) was a war correspondent, author, photographer, aviator and self-described explorer and scholar. This book details his exploits in China, Tibet, Mongolia and Russia. Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles and front emblem of NTC. Map endpages. Bindings square and tight. Minimal handling wear. Text clean. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. has light edge wear with toning to white rear panel. 314 pages with index. Map en... View more info