Author Ujfalvy, K. E. von Aus dem westlichen Himalaya. Erlebnisse und Forschungen von Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy.
Published 1884
Item ID 71334
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Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. 8vo (21.9 x 13.8 cm). Engraved frontispiece (tissue-guarded). xxiv, 330 pp.; 181 text engravings; four large, multi-folded tables; five maps, of which four double-folded and (multi)-coloured. Original red cloth, richly decorated in gilt and black; gilt title, bands and vignettes on the spine; intricate borders, title and large vignette with an elephant on the front board. Floral endpapers. Lightly marbled edges. A well-written account by the Hungarian explorer, ethnographer, linguist and mountaineer Károly Eugenius Ujfalvi de Mezökövesd, or - in German - Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy (1842-1904). This is a "[n]arrative of the exploration in the Karakoram and the Baltoro glacier in 1881; Skardo, Shigar, Askole, Bashia, Zoji La , and Srinagar " (Yakushi). Half-title evenly toned, otherwise an excellent, clean and unmarked copy. Very rare in this exceptional condition. Yakushi, U08. A near mint copy of this rare work on the Himalayas