YOUNGHUSBAND, Sir Francis Edward [text], and Major E. MOLYNEUX [illustrations]. Kashmir. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1917.
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, with the slightly damaged dust-wrappers, printed in bleu, pp. xv, 283; 70 colour-plate illustrations, captioned on the tissue guards, pull-out map at the end of the volume; a little offsetting from endpapers at the beginning and end, a very attractive copy.
Reprint. 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). - Dust-wrappers for this series are almost unknown.We guess that the wrappers were printed in India for the distributor. In 1917 there was renewed demand for books on Kshmir as military instability on the Northwest Frontier was on the rise.