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JACQUEMONT (Victor) Letters from India 1829-1832, Being A Selection from the Correspondence of Victor Jacquemont. Trans. & with an Intro. by Catherine Alison Phillips. New Ed., xxxii+372pp., portrait frontis., 3 other illus., 3 maps. Macmillan. 1936  #55651
[HLMainPic] Jacquomont, a distinguished French naturalist, was selected for a seven year mission to investigate the natural history of India. He arrived in Pondicherry in 1829 & travelled extensively in the northern frontier regions (Ladak, Kashmir &c.), met Ranjit Singh & Shuja but died of illness at Bombay in 1832. His letters, originally published in 1832 "give a most vivid account of the botany of the N.W. Himalayas & particularly of the social condition of India in those days" (Buckland: Dictionary of Indian Biography). Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn but sound ex-Times book club. See illustration on our website.   £20




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