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Centenary account of the Himalayas

Burrard, S.G., Colonel, & H.H. Hayden A sketch of the geography and geology of the Himalaya mountains and Tibet. Part I: The high peaks of Asia. Part II: The Principal Mountain Ranges of Asia. Part III: The Rivers of the Himalaya and Tibet. Part IV: The Geology of the Himalayas Delhi Government of India 1907-08
First edition, four parts bound in one with preface, 4to, pp.[ii], vi; [ii], 46; [ii], (47)-117, [1, blank]; [ii], (120)-206; [ii], (207)-308, [1], [1, blank]; with 2 photogravure plates, 52 plates of charts and maps (with 1 duplicate), 3 folding and 1 double-page, and large folding map at rear. A very good copy bound in contemporary green calf, gilt, by Mohammed Umar of Ambala City. A few small scuffs to boards.
Marshall 99; Yakushi B637

A centenary review of the geographical and geological knowledge gained between 1807, when the first geographical expedition was made into the Himalayas (to discover the source of the Ganges), and 1907, when this was first published in response to a proposal by the Survey of India. The subject is treated in four parts: The High Peaks of Asia, The Principal Mountain Ranges of Asia, The Rivers of the Himalaya and Tibet, and The Geology of the Himalayas.