Lot 16
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Aynsley, Harriet Georgiana

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Description

  • Our Visit to Hindostan, Kashmir, and Ladakh. London: W.H. Allen, 1879
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (218 x 135mm.), half-title, later half morocco by Oldach, spine gilt, without frontispiece (see note) and advertisements, preliminary leaves before title detached

Provenance

John R. Zimmerman, bookplate, and stamp on half-title

Literature

Yakushi (1994) A315

Catalogue Note

RARE. Contains excellent accounts of Leh, Kulu and the entire Ladakh region, and also local festivals.

The Brooke-Hitching copy in publisher's red cloth contained a frontispiece, but no adverts, however neither the British Library nor Bodleian copy have a frontispiece, both of which are in publisher's blue cloth, but do contain 40 pages of adverts dated Sept. 1879. The University of California copy in variant red cloth contains an inserted frontispiece from Skertchly's Dahomey (1874), and no adverts. This suggests a frontispiece was only bound in certain copies.

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