Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes. Joseph Dalton Hooker.
Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes
Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes
Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes
Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes
Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes

Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, &c. With maps and illustrations. In two volumes

London: John Murray, 1854. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [7], viii-xxvii, [5], 408, 32 ads (dated January 1854); [5], vi-xii; 487, [1]; 2 chromolithographic frontispieces; 2 engraved maps hand-colored in outline, colored folding maps; 79 wood engravings; 10 tinted lithographic plates, plus a single full-page wood engraving printed in red; the two errata slips are present; front hinges starting; otherwise very good. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was a close friend of Charles Darwin, to whom the volumes are dedicated. He was the first naturalist to travel into the Sikkim Himalaya, through mostly unknown territory which had not been reached by an Englishman since Turner's mission to Tibet in 1789. He made the first near complete circuit of Kangchenjunga in 1848-50, and the first to describe it. The maps were made from his own surveys and the illustrations and views are from his own drawings. Abbey, Travel, 502; Neate H108; Wood, Vertebrate zoology, p. 390; Yakushi H399. Item #58432

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