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Fraser, James Baillie
JOURNAL OF A TOUR THROUGH PART OF THE SNOWY RANGE OF THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS, AND TO THE SOURCES OF THE RIVERS JUMNA AND GANGES. LONDON: RODWELL AND MARTIN, 1820
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Fraser, James Baillie
JOURNAL OF A TOUR THROUGH PART OF THE SNOWY RANGE OF THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS, AND TO THE SOURCES OF THE RIVERS JUMNA AND GANGES. LONDON: RODWELL AND MARTIN, 1820
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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Fraser, James Baillie
JOURNAL OF A TOUR THROUGH PART OF THE SNOWY RANGE OF THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS, AND TO THE SOURCES OF THE RIVERS JUMNA AND GANGES. LONDON: RODWELL AND MARTIN, 1820
4to (11 1/2 x 9 in.; 295 x 230mm). Engraved folding map; some foxing, heaviest to map, lacking half-title. Contemporary full-calf, blindstamp boarders and gilt rules to covers, spine with raised bands in six compartments, black label to second with gilt text, others with repeat overall decoration in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; edges rubbed with some loss to morocco, some loss to head of spine.
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Provenance

Carl F. Setz (his gift to Reeves Library, bookplate to front free endpaper)

Literature

Yakushi (1994) F191a 

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of "an amazing record of a region which remained little known until the twentieth century. It provides meticulous information on a variety of subjects - history, agriculture, flora and fauna, geology, ethnology, commerce, manufactures, mineralogy; information which was collected under conditions of extreme physical discomfort and at times danger..." (M. Archer & T. Falk, India Revealed: The Art and Adventures of James and William Fraser 1801-35)

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