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The Countries of the King's Award by  Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford Holdich - First Edition - 1904 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio454)

The Countries of the King's Award

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by Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford

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First Edition. Hurst and Blackett. London. 1904. Quarto. xvi, 290pp. Frontispiece photo., numerous photo illustrations and folding plates as listed. The photo listed as facing p25 is noted as not having been printed. Original decorative blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt and coloured flags vignette to upper board. Marbled endpapers and rear pocket. Linen-backed folding map, coloured in outline, in excellent condition, to pocket at rear. All edges gilt. Hinges reinforced in the past, but still somewhat shaky as is usual due to the weight of the contents. Rubbed and bumped to extremities, with some areas of fading to edges of the boards. Occasional light spotting/foxing.
Provenance: Bookplate of E. Lynton Vicars to verso of ffep.
E. Lynton Vicars (1881-1953) of Coed y Celyn, Betws y Coed, North Wales.

Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford K.C.M.G., K.C.I.E., C.B., F.R.G.S. (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer, President of the R.G.S.
"In 1902 Holdich served on the tribunal appointed by the British government at the invitation of the governments of Chile and Argentina to interpret a treaty of 1881 which fixed their boundary in the south of the Andes mountains in a way which was simple and satisfactory on paper, but which the contorted geomorphology of the area made impossible to enforce in practice. Holdich insisted on investigating the terrain in person, and his geographical competence, tact, and industry so impressed the governments that they accepted his solution and invited him back to mark out the boundary on the ground." ODNB. This comprehensive work is the result of his time spent in those countries.


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The Countries of the King's Award
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