PAAR, Thomas. Souvenir of Darjeeling. 20 Art Views and 12 Types [cover title]. No place or printer, [c. 1910].
Oblong large 8vo. Original green cord-bound wrappers illustrated and lettered in black and silver; 16 leaves of 32 full-page photographic illustrations, wrappers with minimal spotting, one corner clipped, ownership inscription; internally very clean and fresh.
A very rare nicely produced photographic souvenir, with views of the Everest range and Kangchenjunga, as well as portraits of the Dalai Lama, Bhutia and Nepali men and women. Thomas Paar ran a photographic business in Darjeeling. 'Paar’s studio was the site of some of the most glamorous performances for the camera ever created in the Himalayas' (Clare Harris, Photography and Tibet, p. 39).
Not in COPAC.