Skinner’s journeying in North India and the Himalayas, an odd volume of 1833


Skinner. Captain Thomas, of the 31st Regiment: Excursions in India, including a walk over the Himalya Mountains, to the sources of the Jumna and the Ganges. Volume II. Richard Bentley [London] 1833 2nd edition 8vo.

Volume 2 only [of 2]. Frontispiece [Hindoos killing a goat], vii, 320pp. Contemporary full diced leather gilt and blind stamped, two small areas of loss to upper joint but otherwise a very sound binding with just a little wear at the corners, base of spine with orignal owner’s name in gilt R. GREGORY, old signature J. G. Horsfall to top margin of first page of text  but no other previous ownership markings, all edges marbled, The text block is firm and clean. The first edition of this title was printed in 1832. We have sold sets of this title in decent condition for £500.     mar30/3

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