DUNCAN, Jane. A Summer Ride through Western Tibet. London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1906.
8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xviii, 341, [2, advertisements]; plates after photographs, folding map; cloth a little marked, a very good copy; originally sold by Thacker & Co, in Bombay (bookseller's stamp inside front cover).
First edition. Ms. Duncan explored Ladakh and Baltistan on a journey that lasted over six months. She left Srinagar in April 1904 with her Indian servant Aziz Khan (ex-batman to Sir Francis Younghusband) and travelled to Leh before continuing along the border with Tibet. She was particularly interested in Tibetan culture and religion, an interest displayed by the excellent illustrations in the book taken from her original photographs.
Yakushi (3rd ed.) D347.