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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbook] 
A DIARY OF LIFE IN KASHMIR, WITH ACCOMPANYING WATERCOLORS. KASHMIR: CA. 1923-1928
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59

PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbook] 
A DIARY OF LIFE IN KASHMIR, WITH ACCOMPANYING WATERCOLORS. KASHMIR: CA. 1923-1928
Estimation
1 0002 000
Lot. Vendu 875 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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[India — Travel and Sporting Sketchbook] 
A DIARY OF LIFE IN KASHMIR, WITH ACCOMPANYING WATERCOLORS. KASHMIR: CA. 1923-1928
Notebook (9 x 7 1/8 in.; 228 x 181 mm). 137pp. (22 blank) of manuscript diary entries by an unidentified author, pencil and ink on lined paper, 10 watercolors (approximately: 5 x 7 in.; 126 x 178 mm), including one split panorama, mounted onto notebook leaves; some creasing to edges of watercolors, one watercolor with closed tear, one or two stray spots, not affecting images. Black paper covered boards, spine bound in brown cloth; some overall rubbing.   
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Description

A charming account of life in Kashmir, likely composed by a the wife of a minister

The diarist makes frequent reference to "Dick" (presumably her husband) and his angling attempts, a variety of contemporary events, such as the Alliance Bank failure of 1923, and in elegant detail describes the local landscape and culture in the Kashmir region. In an entry dated 11 May 1923, the author writes: "D & I called on the few houseboats, rather nice people. In the afternoon we drove into Islamabad, and visited a tank full of sacred fish, they are so tame they eat Chutpatties [sic] out of ones hand. Then we climbed a high hill just behind the town and had a gorgeous view from the top...and the valley looking like an inland sea, all rice fields." 

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