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Archive for June, 2010
Dr. Henry Lansdell
Volume I: Mounted Woodburytype photographic frontispiece, 35 engraved illustrations from the author’s photographs, folding map on linen.
Volume II: Engraved double-page frontispiece, 33 engraved illustrations (some double-page), folding ethnological map of Central Asia on linen. Half-calf, gilt. pp. xxix, (iii), 684; xv, 731. 8vo. (2 volumes).
This is the first edition, London 1885. There was a later Boston printing in the same year.
Count de Lesdain
De Lesdain has undertaken a journey with his 19 year old bride in 1904-1905 and lasting seventeen months. The publisher John Murray was moved to write in his preface: ‘That a lady of nineteen should have faced and sustained the hardships of travel in a wild and unknown region …. can hardly fail to arouse a feeling of admiration and surprise’.
Frontispiece, 31 photographic plates, and a folding route map. Decorative cloth, top edges gilt. 8vo. xii, 297.
London 1908. (more…)
An attractive edition of some of the finest calligraphic artwork – 25 plates in colour, loose as issued in portfolio. It’s suitable for individual framing as well. Folio. (more…)
‘The Country of Balochistan; its Geography, Topography, Ethnology and History. With a Map, Photographic Illustrations, and Appendices containing a Short Vocabulary of the Principal Vocabulary in Use Among the Balochis, and a List of Authenticated Road Routes.’Sunday, June 13th, 2010
A. W. Hughes.
A 19th century rare book by A.W. Hughes, treating on the subjects of history, politics, travel and geography of regions including: Baluchistan and Pakistan, Persia and Afghanistan, as well as Central Asia.
An indepth study of history and politics, the book covers regions of Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chittral, Gilgit, Hunza, India, Kashmir and Eastern Turkistan. Some of the important points Alder discusess are also the Upper Oxus Frontier of Afghanistan as well as the first, second and third Pamir crises.
3 maps. Cloth, dustwrapper. pp. xiv, 392. 8vo. (more…)