SHERRING, Charles Atmore. Western Tibet and the British Borderland. The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists. With an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of its Peoples ... With a chapter by T.G. Longstaff ... describing an Attempt to Climb Gurla Mandhata. London, Edward Arnold, 1906.
8vo. Original blue cloth, image of Oriental chest blocked in gilt to upper cover, lettered in gilt; pp. xv, 376; photogravure frontispiece, 2 large folding colour maps, printed at Thomason Collge, Roorkee, numerous black and white photographic illustrations after photographs, sketch maps; very light rubbing to binding, a few minor spots internally, tiny inoffensive insect holes to initial five leaves; otherwise a very good copy.
First edition, presentation copy signed by the author and dated June 1907 on front fly-leaf. A topographical and anthropological account of exploration in Garhwal and Ladakh - "The most serious book on that region" (Yakushi). Sherring travelled with T.G. Longstaff of the Alpine Club who, with two Alpine guides, attempted an ascent of Gurla Mandhata, the highest mountain in the region. The attempt was frustrated by lack of supplies and the cold. - Presentation copies of this title don't seem to appear on the market at all.
Neate S53; Yakushi S421.