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Joseph Dalton Hooke
Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of Naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, The Khasia Mountains, &c.
John Murray, London, 1854. FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, Vol. 1 xxvii, [1], 408 pp, 32 pp, Vol. 2 11 colour lithographic views, 80 illustrations, 2xii, 487 pp, maps, original cloth rebacked, with the original spines laid down, fading to spine front and back covers, light foxing, occasional spot stain, Vol. 1 folding map repaired, text largely clean in both vol. Hooker's account, first published in this 1854 edition, he spent three years (1847-50) engaged in botanical exploration and topographical surveying in the eastern Himalayas and another year traveling in eastern Bengal and the Khasi Mountains. Sikkim Hooker was imprisoned for several weeks by the Raja, but was met with great success and brought back important results. Hooker's survey of hitherto unexplored regions was published by the Calcutta Trigonometrical Survey Office, and his botanical observations formed the basis of elaborate works on the rhododendrons of the Sikkim Himalaya and on the flora of India [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reg & Philip Remington ABA ILAB [West Sussex, United Kingdom]
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