First edition. 8vo. pp. xvi, 306, 8 (ads.); coloured frontis., photo. illusts., one folding panorama of the Kongur massif, one folding map, map front endpapers; neat repair to map, else very good in the original cloth, gilt, faded on spine. Provenance: presented “To Sir Philip Sassoon With the author’s compliments Quetta Oct. 22nd 1934” with the Port Lympne book label to upper board; subsequently in the library of H. W. Tilman with his pencilled ownership inscription to the title-page.
“The author was appointed Consul-General at Kashgar, and started off from Srinagar to Kashgar through Gilgit, Hunza, Mintaka Pass and Tashqueghan in 1922 on a journey of two and a quarter years. Then he explored Qungur [Kongur] peaks, and made tours to Yarkand, to Khotan, and to Keriya” (Yakushi). The book previously belonged to Bill Tilman, the climber and sailor who made the first ascent of Nanda Devi and several expeditions to Everest in the 1930s.
Author Skrine, C. P.
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.
Condition See description
Pages xvi, 306, 8 (ads.)