YOUNGHUSBAND, Sir Francis Edward [text], and Major E. MOLYNEUX [illustrations]. Kashmir. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1909.
8vo. Original dark red cloth with an intricate design printed in blue, green and yellow on the upper board and the spine, letters blocked in dark brown on the spine, top edge gilt, pp. xv, 283; 70 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guards, pull-out map at the end of the volume; only minimal wear to extremities, ownership marks at the beginning, a very attractive copy.
First edition. Beautifully written, by an experienced expert of the the country. ‘A & C Black’s Twenty Shilling series of colour plate books, published from 1901 onwards, brought the world into the home at a time when travel, especially overseas, was much more difficult than it is today. For the first time books containing large numbers of colour plates – up to 100 per volume – were made available to the public at an affordable price.’ (Inman)