Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

By: Knight, (Captain) [William Henry]

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xvi, 385 pages + colour frontispiece + 15 of 16 plates (7 colour) + title vignette + 27 in-text illustrations. One plate is missing, the pasted-down portion of a Tibetan Praying Wheel that is called for to face page 200. Half-calf and marbled boards. Rebacked in 2005 with a new calf spine. Half-title page present. Gilt-titled morocco spine label. Gilt rule on spine. Spine is titled "Cashmere & Tibet // 1863". Condition: . Moderate foxing to frontis. Some foxing to other plates, mainly to margins. 2 1/4" by 3/4" surface chip to marbled paper on front board where sticker or label removed. Leather rubbed and worn at corners of boards. 1" by 3/8" piece of leather missing at tail corner of rear board. Provenance: Blind-stamp on title page of "Edward Allen Poole". [References: Yakushi K104; Hopkirk 204]. "With the fullest sense of the responsibility incurred by the addition of another volume to the countless numbers already existing, and daily appearing in the world, the following Diary has been committed to the press, trusting that, as it was not written with intent to publication, the unpremeditated nature of the offence may be its extenuation, and that as a faithful picture of travel in regions where excurstion trains are still unknown, and Travellers' Guides unpublished, the book may not be found altogether devoid of interest or amusement. " - from the author's preface. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Pleasures of the Plains; Cashmere; A Halt in the Valley; Little Thibet; Ladak and the Monastery of Hemis; A Retreat to the Valley; Last Days of Travel; The Religions of Cashmere and Thibet; The Temples of Cashmere; The Mystic Sentence of Thibet; A Sketch of the History of Thibet. Illustrations: Ladak; View in Sirinugger; Solomon's Throne; Hurree Purbut; Martund; Pandreton; Lamieroo; Road to Egnemo; Rajah's Palace, Ladak; Monastery of Hemis; [Praying Wheel (missing) ]; Seventh Bridge, Sirinugger; Hindoo Temple in the Himalayas; Gunesh; Birth of Krishna; Temple Decoration, Himalayas; Ancient Jain Temple; Chubootra, or Resting-Place in the Himalayas; The Head of Affairs; An Unpropitious Moment; Kismut; Crossing the Sutlej; A Halting-Place in Cashmere; Latticed Window, Sirinugger; Sacred Tank, Islamabad; Painting versus Poetry; Love-Lighted Eyes; Vernagh; Cashmerian Temple Sculpture; Patrun; Roadside Monument, Thibet; Road to Moulwee; Rock Sculpture; Thibetian Monument; Natives and Lama; Thibetian Religious Literature; Inscribed Stones; Inscribed Stones; Monument at Hemis; Painted Stone; Buddha; Snow Bridge; Kangree; Ancient Hindoo Temple; Fukeer of Solomon's Throne.; 8vo

Title: Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

Author Name: Knight, (Captain) [William Henry]

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1863

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 002845

Keywords: Tibet India Kashmir Ladakh