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Wonders of the Himalaya by  Sir Francis Younghusband - Hardcover - First edition - 1924 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and Biblio.com

Wonders of the Himalaya

by Younghusband, Sir Francis

Condition: Good + overall


London: John Murray, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Good + overall. A Himalayan travel memoir by Lt. Colonel Sir Francis Younghusband [1863-1942] who was a British Army officer, explorer and spiritual writer. His travels included the Far East and Central Asia, and leadership of the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, during which a massacre of Tibetans occurred. He became British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographical Society and also was known for his religious writings and spiritualism. 8vo, original blue cloth boards, gilt title on spine (black text on front), bw frontispiece and map, vii, 210 pp. Spine sunned, chipped at head, small triangular area of loss at cloth spine. Interior clean, front hinge tender, otherwise binding tight. G+.


  • Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20417
  • Title: Wonders of the Himalaya
  • Author: Younghusband, Sir Francis
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good + overall
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1924
  • Bookseller catalogs: RELIGION; TRAVEL;


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