First edition. 8vo. pp. xix, 332; 6 tissue-guarded photogravures including port. frontis. of White, 35 b&w plates from photographs, one large folding coloured map; some old sellotape repairs with staining to map, numerous pencilled notes to margins identifying mountains and other locations in Bhutan, else very good in the original green cloth, gilt, t.e.g. Ownership inscription and bookplate of Michael Ward, with a long note by him to flyleaf.
Yakushi W66. “In 1887 the author visited Sikkim for the first time, and joined the expeditionary force of the Sikkim-Nepal War in 1888 as Assistant Political Officer, and then he stayed in Sikkim as the first Political Officer for twenty years. He entered Talung glacier in 1890, and Lhonak in 1891. When he visited Lhonak again as a member of the Sikkim-Tibet Boundary Committee in 1902, he explored there fully. In 1903-04 he accompanied the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa. Moreover, he visited Bhutan as a government delegate in 1905 and in 1907, and explored Eastern Bhutan in 1906” (Yakushi). This copy belonged to Michael Ward, member of the 1951 and 1953 Everest expeditions.
Author White, John Claude.
Binding Original cloth, gilt
Publisher London: Edward Arnold
Condition See description
Pages pp. xix, 332