New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1964. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Impression, Revised. 64pp, pictorial map and many illustrations. Light wear, x-library marks, otherwise internally fine. A good introduction to the area especially Kashmir with informed insight into the lives of Kashmiris, including in their homes. Lora Bryning Redford was a U.S. Foreign Services Officer assigned to the area..
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xii, 270 [i] pp,, 31 monochrome illustrations from photographs, one from drawing, epilogue, 8vo/23.5cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear, internally fine. Account of John Clark (1909-1967) an American geologist who trieded to change the ways of the old culture of one of the small hill-states on the extreme north of Pakistan-held Kashmir near the Chinese border. In a twenty-month stay, he set up a health clinic and tried to influence other aspects of the Hunza culture in the process debunking some of the many myths surrounding this remote and ofter romantically portrayed 'kingdom'..
Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 1974. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Reprint (1883). vi, 699-934. 8vo/22.5cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear in protected slightly edgeworn dj with small chip at head of spine, internally fine. Reprint of Chapters VIII-X of the Himalayan Gazetteer of 1883, one of the most detailed and authentic descriptions of the Himalayan districts of the then North-Western Province. Edwin Felix Thomas Atkinson (1840-1890) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1862 and held high positions including Accountant General of Bengal and President of the Board of Trustees of the Indian Museum. He was an entomologist and published a number of works in that field. Yakushi A105..
Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications, 1986. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 161, [iii] ads pp, maps, many illustrations from drawings and photographs in color and monochrome, index. 12mo/18.5cm. Paper, light wear, internally clean, tight and very good. Another of the usually informative and generally reliable Lonely Planet guides. Taylor (Kashmir 74) recommends it..
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 282pp. 8vo/21.5cm. Blue cloth, lightly rubbed in edgeworn slightly soiled dj, ex-lib minimum marks, illustrated endpapers, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Another of the Colonel North adventures in the imaginary Himalayan Vale of Jonkhar. F. Van Wyck Mason (1901-1978) was a prolific American writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He served as chief historian on Eisenhower's staff in World War II..
New Delhi: S. Chand & Co. (Pvt) Ltd., 1975. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 200pp, 2 double-paged maps (on lining papers), 4 appendices. 8vo/22.5cm. Blue cloth, light fading spine ends, in slightly edgeworn dj, stamp on ffep "Provided by The Library of Congress Special Foreign Exchange Program", otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An account of the activities of the Himalayan Pilots Association (HIPIA) in defending India's Himalayan borders after the Chinese aggression of 1962. Dr. Satyanarayan Sinha (1910- ) led an adventurous life including as an Indian diplomat and Congress M.P and participated in Operation Himalayas..
Sierra Club: San Francisco, 1982. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. x, 342pp, maps for each of the ten areas covered, numerous photo illustrations, glossaries for Balti, Burushaski, Hindi/Urdu, Kowar, Ladakhi and Tibetan, 2 appendices, bibliography, index. Oblong 8vo/22 x 25cm. Paper, edgeworn with closed split tail of spine, internally clean, tight and very good. Recommended by David Taylor in his well regarded CLIO bibliography of Kashmir (# 75: "The approach is sensible and there are useful chapters giving a wide range of practical information.").Hugh Swift (1943-1991) was a famed 20th century trekker of the Himalaya who had walked from Bhutan to Nanga Parbat, circled Annapurna fourteen times and Mt. Kailas three times. He was a 'systematic wanderer' and accomplished photographer and wrote three guide books on the areas he had walked in, all published by the Sierra Club. Eric Hansen, a writer friend, wrote a book about him: The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalayas (1993) published by the Sierra Club..
London: Oxford University Press, 1957. Book. Hardcover. [vi], 176 + [viii] ad pp, many maps and photos/panoramas (some folding of each). 8vo/22cm. Bound in maroon Indian khudr cloth with wrapper cover laid down on front board, shelf wear only, light soil on back, small New Delhi dealer stamp on ffep otherwise VG+..
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1970. Book. Illus. by Photographs by Alice S. Kandell. Fine. Hardcover. . First Edition. 208pp, 96 monochrome illustrations from photographs, most full page, 32 additional in color, map, Introduction, History, Religion, People of Sikkim, A Bhutia Family, Family of Rinchen Namgyal Lachungpa, Shinglay Lama, Royal Family, Government and Politics, Suggested Reading. 4to/26cm. Red cloth gilt, light wear, in price clipped dj with one small closed edge tear, internally fine. Signature on ffep of Hope Namgyal (the former Hope Cooke), the Chogyal or Queen of Sikkim after her marriage in 1963 to Palden Thondup Namgyal, Chogyal or King of Sikkim (1923-1982). Sikkim was an independent Himalyan Buddhist kingdom until 1975 when the Chogyal was deposed after objections from his population. The author, Charlotte Y. Salisbury, wife of the distinguished American journalist Harrison Salisbury, was brought up in China and has writtten six books, most on Asia. Dr. Alice Kandell, a New York psychologist and the book's photographer, was a classmate of Hope Cooke at Sarah Lawrence College, probably the reason for the signature..
Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1976. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. xiii, 155pp, map, 26 photo illustrations, glossaries of native and anthropological terms, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Card wrappers, rear panel rubbed, internally fine. An anthropological study of women's roles in Limbuan, a community in the Nepal Himalaya, done between 1967 and 1975. A volume in the Explorations in Ethnology series..
New York: Abelard-Schuman, Inc., 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. xiv, 241pp, double-page map, 35 b/w photo illustrations, epilogue, index. 8vo/22cm. Maroon cloth gilt, light wear, ex-library marks, otherwise internally fine. An account of an anthropological field work in the Subansiri area of Assam in 1944-45. Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) was educated in Vienna and London where he came under the influence of Bronislaw Malinowski with whom he first went to India. He served as Advisor to the Nizam of Hyderabad for Tribes and Backward Classes and later became a lecturer at SOAS in London, gravitating to the Chair of Asian Anthropology where he stayed for many years. One of his idiosyncracies observed there was feeling asleep in his own seminars! He was an authority on the tribal peoples of the North East Frontier Agency and Nepal and wrote a number of books on them. Yakushi F139..
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1989. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Sierra Club Adventure Travel Guide. First Edition. xix, 360pp, maps for each of the areas covered, numerous photo illustrations, 2 appendices, bibliography, outfitters in Nepal, glossary of foreign words used, Introduction to Spoken Nepali by Charles Gay, Tibetan Lossary by Milan Melvin, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Paper, lightly edgeworn, internally clean, tight and very good..Another in the well regarded Sierra Club guides. Hugh Swift (1943-1991) was a famed 20th century trekker of the Himalaya who had walked from Bhutan to Nanga Parbat, circled Annapurna fourteen times and Mt. Kailas three times. He was a 'systematic wanderer' and accomplished photographer and wrote three guide books on the areas he had walked in, all published by the Sierra Club. Eric Hansen, a writer friend, wrote a book about him: The Traveler: An American Odyssey in the Himalayas (1993) published by the Sierra Club..
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1969. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American edition (1968). 255 pp, illustrations. 8vo/21cm.. Blue cloth gilt in slightly worn dj, internally fine. VG/G. A humorous little book about a family trip to Nepal for a Christmas celebration and dedication of a hospital financed by Sir Edmund Hillary and the author, his wife. Married in 1953, Lady Louise Mary Rose Hillary was killed with her daughter Belinda in 1975 when a plane carrying them to the dedication of another hospital financed by she and her husband crashed in Nepal..