Shooting in the Himalayas by Colonel Frederick Markham 1854


Markham, Colonel Fred., C.B., 32nd Regiment: Shooting in the Himalayas. A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, &c. Richard Bentley [London] 1854, 1st edition tall octavo [10¼ x 6½ ins].

Folding map, 9 lithographic plates, woodcuts in text [all correct as listed], xii, 375pp. Very professionally re-cased in the original blind stamped and gilt decorated green cloth with minor repair to head and tail of spine and new endpapers, a little occasional offsetting and a marginal repair to last page of text but generally internally very clean with just an old ownership signature dated 31/8/97 to the woodcut title page. An early account of the favourite sport of army officers on furlough, Czech p 134 notes An excellent and earky work…tiger… in the Dehra Doon…goral and burhel…Ovis ammon and ibes.     mar31/1

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