Assam Adventure (1941)

F Kingdon Ward

Assam Adventure

Published: London, Jonathan Cape, 1941

Date: 1941

Jonathan Cape, London, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated from photographs taken by the author (illustrator). First Edition. Very Good blue boards with silver lettering - minor marking to the boards and light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine, just a touch rubbed to the extreme corners. Contents, light browning to the front and rear free end paper and title page, very light, faint, spotting to the title page and extreme page edges otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] Good- some marking to buff background to front panel and spine edges, slight loss and small tears to the top of the spine. An Attractive First Edition copy of important work, complete with its rarely seen Dust Jacket. 293 pages. Illustrated full page black and white frontispiece and 15 others in the text and fold out map.

The author's new volume deals with an expedition of 1,100 miles made from Assam into Southern Tibet in 1935. So enchanted was he with the Assam Himalayas that in 1938 he spent six months in Monyul, though without on this occasion crossing the Tibetan frontier. Much of the country was, until Mr. Kingdon Ward's visit, wholly unexplored. In many parts, for example at the sacred lake of Tsogar and in the 'lost range of mountains', the traveller was the first white man ever seen there. The expedition, although primarily botanical, was in fact a great deal more, and the author brought back much geographical, ethnological and climatic data. The journey was one of great hardship, but the author found compensation in the beauty of the scenery. Few have conveyed so well the sense of immense space given by these vast mountains.

Black and white ills

Very good



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