Francis Younghusband/ Major E. Molyneux (Illustrator) - Kashmir - 1909

Francis Younghusband/ Major E. Molyneux (Illustrator) - Kashmir - 1909
History, Illustrated, Travels, Kashmir, Himalaya - Quantity: 1 - other extra - see description

Handsome Copy with 70 titled tissue protected colour plates and a fold out map of Kashmir

'Kashmir' was written whilst the author was serving in Kashmir. It was written at the request of Edward Molyneux, who illustrated the work, wishing to describe his faithfully depicted scenes of Kashmir. In the work, Younghusband describes the natural beauty of Kashmir, and proclaims his love for the region and its history. The author describes the beauty of the scenery and seasons of Kashmir, the travel, history, the valleys, places of interest, people, sport, products, mountains, and much more throughout the work. Younghusband was an officer of the British Army, and is best remembered today for his travels in Central Asia and the Far East. In 1906, he settled in Kashmir as the British representative for the British Army. Illustrated throughout by Major E. Molyneux, who painted beautifully in watercolour.

Item Description
First Edition. Beautifully and colourfully illustrated work discussing the culture and history of Kashmir. Written by the British soldier Francis Younghusband. Painted by Major E. Molyneux. 70 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guards, pull-out map of Kashmir at the end of the volume. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London (1909). Publisher’s maroon cloth-covered boards with gold stamping of the title on the front cover and along the spine, decorated by an intricate three colour (blue, green, and yellow) design on the front cover and spine. Top edges gilt.

Book Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 4.4cm & Number of Pages: 283 + 4 pages of publishers’ books.

Very Good - Solid and well bound volume. Boards have slight wear with bumping to corners. Internally the book is in fine condition. Neat ink inscription on the front endpaper and a bookplate on the front pastedown. Moderate tanning to endpapers with occasional light foxing on some pages. All pages are tightly held at the gutter. Inner hinges are very good. The text and plates are clean and bright (Lovely & Handsome Copy) (Please see pictures).

Lot details
Number of Books
History, Illustrated, Kashmir, Himalaya, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Francis Younghusband/ Major E. Molyneux (Illustrator)
Book Title
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Adam and Charles Black
Binding/ Material
other extra - see description
Number of pages
23×17 cm
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