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.
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).
- 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