Lahore: Civil & Military Gazette, Ltd. Book. Fine. Hardcover. n.d. [1930s or '40s?]. Imprinted as the "18th edition". [ii], vii, [i], ix, 192pp, Index, Introduction, The Kashmir Tourist, How to Travel, Routes to the Valley, The Great Waterway of Kashmir, Srinagar and Its Environs, Gulmarg and the Panjal Ranges, Eastern Kashmir, Sind Valley Tour, The Temples of Kashmir, Ladakh, Baltistan, Appendix 1--Rules for Visitors to Kashmir; App. 2--List of Routes; App. 3--Moghul Gardens in Kashmir; App.4--Shooting and Fishing Rules and Game Sanctuaries, folding colored map. 12mo/18.5cm. Red cloth with black lettering, internally fine. NF/NF. Major Arthur Neve (1858-1919) was Surgeon to the Kashmir Medical Mission. His brother, Dr. Ernest Frederic Neve (1861- ) was also a long-time medical missionary in Kashmir. Both were veteran trekkers who wrote about both their trips and Kashmir generally. This guidebook, started by the one in the late 1880s and carried on by the other probably until his death (date unknown), and from then on till about 1945 by The Civil & Military Gazette establishment. The C&MG apparently had or inherited the copyright or publishing rights. Though undated, from internal evidence the composition of this edition dates to about 1945/46 though it may not have been printed then? The key to its printing lies in the dates the 2 C&MG staff people mentioned, i.e., E.G. Tilt who wrote the Preface and P. Heal who is listed as Manager of the C. & M.G, Ltd., were employed by the C&MG. For some reason no copies of it are held by The British Library, Library of Congress, NYPL or any of the academic libraries of OCLC. It is by far the longest running guidebook to Kashmir. Allan, Dogra, Warikoo and Yakushi all mention earlier editions.
Delhi: Seema Publications, 1983. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 230pp, map, 4 appendices, 6 tables, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Plain black cloth, light wear, in slightly chipped dj adhered to pastedowns, internally clean, tight and very good. According to David Taylor, this is a political rather than a constitutional study. It discusses the way the special status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Indian Union has operated in practice and draws attention to its implications for relations between Kashmir on the one hand and Jammu and Ladakh on the other.(92) Hari Ram (1932- ) was then a professor of history at the Government College of Education at Jammu. Taylor 92..
Washington D C: James William Bryan Press, 1915. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 233pp, colored fronti illustration, more than fifty text illustrations from photographs and artwork, some colored, including from 4 paintings by Col. H.H. Hart--each with a tissue protector), Preface by Mitchell Carroll. 4to/27cm. Decorated red cloth gilt, edgeworn at extremities, gilt dull, hinge papers cracked, internally clean. Good. A rather grand travel book to one of the more exotic areas of the East, perhaps the first by an American. The Reverend Frederick Ward Denys (c.1854- ) was an Episcopal Minister who is commemorated with the statue of a recumbent figure by the prominent American sculptor James Earle Fraser in Washington Cathedral, Washington D.C. Mitchell Carroll appears to have been the Managing Editor of Art and Archeology, the organ of the Archeological Institute of America, a journal in which at least one article on Kashmir by Rev. Denys appeared. Col. H.H. Hart was with the Royal Engineers of the British Indian Army. The James William Bryan Press appears to have been a small press which existed in the Washington DC area from about 1915 until the early 1920s. Dogra p.203..
Melville House Printing: Brooklyn, NY, 2009. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 303pp, Map, Principal Characters--in Kashmir, in Pakistan, in India, Preface, Notes. Tall 8vo/23cm. Black cloth silver in illustrated dj. F/F. Billed as a breakthrough account of Pakistan's intelligence operation, the ISI, as the mastermind and principal support for the insurgency in Kashmir that started in 1989, The author is an experienced Pakistani journalist who has published in the New York Times and worked for various Western institutions including the CBC, Radio France, Harvard University and University College, London..
Delhi: Kashmir Democratic Union, 1953. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. (ca.1953 ?). 16pp. 8vo/21cm. Printed blue wrappers, stapled, light fading at edges, internally fine. Jagan Nath Sathu (c.1921-2005) was a journalist based in Jammu. From the memorials printed in Jammu and Kashmir newspapers, he appears to have been a committed socialist and follower of M.N. Roy's radical humanism. He was imprisoned for his views on one or more times. Scarce. Only 2 copies found in major libraries and on OCLC: in LC and Hoover Institution for War and Peace. Warikoo 3408..
Oxford, Santa Barbara and Denver: ABC-CLIO Ltd/Inc, 2000. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xx, 135 [iii] pp, Introduction, The Region and Its People, Geography, Flora and Fauna, Travellers Accounts, Tourism, History, Kashmir and International Relations, Biographies and Autobiographies, Population, Languages and Dialects, Religion, Social Structure, Social Change and Social Problems, Constitutional and Legal System, Armed Forces, Economy, Literature, The Arts, Folklore and Festivals, Periodicals, Bibliographies, Index of Authors, Index of Titles, Index of Subjects, Map of Kashmir. 8vo/22.5cm. The most recent and selective of the major bibliographers on the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. David Taylor was a professor of South Asian studies for more than thirty years at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and ,more recently, Vice Provost of the Aga Khan University in Pakistan..
Delhi: Ajanta Publications, 1986. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. viii, 417pp, Introduction, Bibliographical Essay, Bibliography, Notes, Author and Subject Index. 8vo/22.5cm. Black cloth gilt in dj. NF/NF. With the bibliographical essay, this reference book is one of the more substantive bibliographies on Kashmir. At the time of writing, the author was a South Asian specialist librarian in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. One slightly puzzling point is why there is no mention of the 1974 work of Kulbhushan Warikoo, i.e., Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh: A Classified and Comprehensive Bibliography with a Foreword by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. A large and sustantial work, if perhaps not as substantive as Dogra's, it was certainly worth mentioning. Warikoo has since written more than a dozen books, primarily on Kashmir, and was Chief Librarian of the J & K State Library in the seventies and more recently has been connected with the Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation..
New Delhi: UBS Publishers' Distributors Ltd., 1996. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 235pp, select bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Hardcover. Fine. The author is a prominent Indian journalist and in some respects represents mainstream Indian political opinion but he is very critical of Sheikh Abdullah's role and also believes that the ceasefire line could be changed into an international boundary. Taylor 182..
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1961. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Reprinted from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 105, No 1, pp 98-104, 8 photo illustrations, map, bibliography. 4to/26.5cm. Printed wrappers, light wear, internally fine. Professor Jettmar, perhaps the leading Western authority on this area, accompanied the Austrian Haramosh Expedition of 1958. Scarce in this format..
New Delhi and Jammu: Light & Life Publishers, 1980. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 421pp, 28 illustrations, 3 folding maps, 14 appendices, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Red cloth silver lettering, light wear but several small closed splits at spine ends, front hinge paper beginning crack but otherwise internally clean and very good, in protected but chipped dj. G++/Fair. -"...a careful historical treatment of the rise of Jammu state from one of many small hill states in the region to the dominant force within the declining Sikh state of Ranjit Singh and, eventually, in 1846 to control of Kashmir and surrounding areas." (Taylor 104)..
New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975. Book. Illus. by Catalogue & Exhibit design by Josef Godlewski. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 52pp text plus 29 monochrome plates with facing captions. 4to/25.5cm. Printed card-stock wrappers, light soil, internally fine. Text includes Preface by Yale Art Gallery Director Alan Shestack and 2 essays: "The Shawl--Its Context and Construction", pp 7-22, by Sarah Buie Pauly and, "The Paisley", pp 24-49, by Rebecca Wells Corrie..
New Delhi: Indian Council of World Affairs, 1957. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 12pp, text of article, appendix (Selected excerpts from the Report of Gunnar Jarring on the Kashmir Questions, 31 April 1957). Tall8vo/25cm. Printed magazine format, light edgewear, internally fine. A rumination by a veteran Indian journalist on the prospect of holding a plebiscite on Kashmir's accession to India or Pakistan. Her conclusions were entirely negative. Gunnar Jarring was the Swedish representative to the UN Security Council which in February 1957 assigned him to visit South Asia and to determine with the governments of India and Pakistan whether there were any practical proposals which might lead to the settlement of their dispute on Kashmir. Mrs Kusum Nair (also spelled Nayyar) wrote a number of books on Indian affairs and organized the first newspaper syndicate in India in association with her husband..
New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company, 1993. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. 311pp, 65 black & white illustrations, bibliography, index. 4to/24.5cm. Blue cloth, light wear in very good dj. NF/VG. An overview of Kashmir's history and archaeology from the paleolithic period to the 19th century based on a wide variety of academic sources. S.L. Shali (1922- ) retired as Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India and was Research Associate in charge of archaeology and ecology at the Centre for Central Asian Studies at Kashmir University at the time of writing. He did special work with the Kashmir Paleoclimatic Project and it is reflected in this book. Taylor 122..
Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet, 1981. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition in English (from the 1974 German, Kaschmir & Ladakh). 176pp, liberally illustrated with maps and photographs, both black & white and color. 12mo/18cm. Paperback. VG condition. As Taylor (74) describes it, the "standard guide for budget travellers...with down-to-earth advice for budget based on the direct experience of the authors." Some details updated by recent travelers Maureen and Tony Wheeler..
Srinagar: Self Published, 1960. Book. VG. Soft cover. N.d. [1960?]. Third Edition. 32pp, 7 photo illustrations, folding map.12mo/18.5cm. Original wrappers, light soil and wear o/w VG. History and trekking guide by the author of a number of guides on Kashmir beauty spots and natural history. Warikoo 1447 lists this prolific author as Samsar Chand KAUL gives a date of 1955, possibly for the first edition..
New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1996. Book. NF. Hardcover. Second Printing (1995). vii, 359pp. 8vo/22.5cm. Cloth in dj. NF/NF. Sheikh Abdullah (1905-1982), also known as 'Sher-i-Kashmir' (Lion of Kashmir) was probably the leading Kashmiri politician of the twentieth century. Taylor 18..
Delhi: Kashmir Democratic Union, 1950. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 13pp. Tall 8vo/24cm. Printed wrappers, stapled, light wear, internally fine. A brief summary of the political situation in Kashmir by probably the most eminent Kashmiri Pandit to enter the Kashmir political fray on an independent secularist agenda. Pt. Prem Nath Bazaz (1905-c.1984?) entered politics during the troubles of 1931, became a colleague of Sheikh Abdullah, edited several publications and was jailed a number of times by Kashmiri and Indian authorities for his views. Of socialist leanings, he often wrote for M.N.Roy's Radical Humanist and Thought publications. He is listed here as Officiating President, Kashmir Kisan Mazdor Conference. Scarce..
New York: Human Rights Watch, 1991. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First edition. [v], 161pp, Introduction, Summary of Conclusions, Historical Background, Scope of Conflict and Applicable Law, Violations by Government Forces, Violations by Militant Organizations, Conclusion and Recommendations, Appendix. 8vo/23cm. Card wrappers, light wear, internally fine. Mentioned inTaylor 203 along with a 1992 follow-up report by Asia Watch: The Human Rights Crisis in Kashmir--a pattern of impunity. ..
New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1975. Book. Illus. by Catalogue & Exhibit design by Josef Godlewski. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 52pp text plus 29 monochrome plates with facing captions. 4to/25.5cm. Printed tan card-stock wrappers, grey lettering, very light wear, internally fine. Text includes Preface by Yale Art Gallery Director Alan Shestack and 2 essays: "The Shawl--Its Context and Construction", pp 7-22, by Sarah Buie Pauly and, "The Paisley", pp 24-49, by Rebecca Wells Corrie. Alan Shestack was later Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Art..
Delhi: Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, 1954. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Unpaged , 33 black & white photo illustrations--some full page. 8vo/23cm. Red pictorial wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A very well illustrated pamphlet giving an introduction and brief history of Kashmir's various handicrafts including silk weaving, shawls, carpets, embroidery, wood-carving, papier-mache, metalware, pottery and the newer processing of furs. The majority of the illustrations show craftsmen at work..