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North-West Frontier/Himalayas/Baluchistan/Tibet? Photograph Album. Good quality contemp. straight grain green morocco album containing approx. 45 photos., most being full plate views inc. several by Bremner. VG but for large tear to rear board, now closed).  #55504
[HLMainPic] Interesting contents but unfortunately no captions present, although a serious student of the region would no doubt be able to identify locations & individuals. Plates by Bremner include 26th (Baluchistan) Regt. of Bombay Infantry (group of three in Review & Marching Order), Cameliers, local constabulary, tribal groups, NWF landscape; other large plate group of five British & eight Indian Officers - i.e. the officers of a regiment which should be identifiable; Group at Army Signalling School, Poona, Class of '94; view of pack mule column in snow-covered rock-strewn valley; similar geography, tented camps, tribal jirga, British fort, staff officers' group (with general) & others similar. In all approx. 25 large whole plates photos. & 20 smaller photos. All clean & clear & would repay research. See illustrations on our website.   £500
BRADDON (Sir Edward, KCMG) Thirty Years of Shikar. 1st Ed., x+373pp., frontis., 13 decorative initial letters & 13 tailpieces heading & tailing each chapter, fldg. map of "Oudh Forest Tracts & Nepal Terai." Blackwood. 1895  #55594
[HLMainPic] Big gamne in Tibet & oUdh;; also detailing the author's service during 30 years of mercantile in India from Days of Griffinage & Among the Indigo Planters to The Santhal Rebellion, The Santhal Country in the Mutiny, Station Life in Oudh, &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt to sp. & totled in black to front, VG, nice sharp & clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £325
CANDLER (Edmund) The Unveiling of Lhasa. 1st Ed., xvi+304pp., col. frontis., 53 photos. & sketches, fldg. map. Arnold. 1905  #55436
[HLMainPic] Well illustrated standard account of the expedition to Tibet in 1903-04. Candler, a correspondent for the Daily Mail, was wounded during the operations. Orig. green cloth, gilt, nice copy of the 1st Ed., VG. See illustration on our website.   £75

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FLEMING ([Col.} Peter) Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904. 2nd Imp., 319pp., 30 plates, 5 maps. VG in dw. Hart-Davis. 1961  #55673
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed standard history. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
HUXFORD (Lt.-Col. H.J., OBE) History of the 8th Gurkha Rifles 1824-1949. 1st Ed., xix+335pp., frontis., 15 plates, 17 maps (9 fldg.). Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #57872
[HLMainPic] Based in Assam the regiment saw much service on the North-East Frontier inc. Tibet, Abor &c; WW1 France & Flanders & Mespot, NWF inter-war & WW2 four bns. in Burma, one in North Africa. "a solid workmanlike narrative, with plenty of detail" - Perkins 506. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £165
KNIGHT (E.F.) Where Three Empires Meet: A Narrative of Recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, & the Adjoining Countries. New Imp., xv+528pp., 54 illus., map. Longmans et al. 1896  #55465
Classic work on travel & exploration around Kashmir in 1891. Orig. purple cloth, silver gilt, little stained, sl. insect damage to edges of a few prelims. See illustration on our website.   £15
LANDON (Perceval) The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa & The Country & People of Central Tibet & of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. Facsimile reprint of 1906 1st Ed., xv+484pp., col. frontis., 51 b/w photos. VG in worn dw. Haryana: Vintage Books. 1990  #55467
[HLMainPic] Useful reprint of standard work. See illustration on our website.   £25

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