BELLEW H.[ENRY] W.[ALTER] Kashmir and Kashghar. A narrative of the journey of the Embassy to Kashghar in 1873-74.
London: Trübner, 1875. First edition. Publisher's purple cloth gilt. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches (22 x 14 cm); viii, [v]-xx, 420 pp. Some spotting to front board, rear joint partially separated at spine, internally clean. Bookplate of John Avery.
An important account of the second Yarkand Mission under Forsyth, sent to meet with Yaqub Beg, the new leader of Kashgar. The expedition travelled from Rawalpindi, passing through Kashmir, Srinagar, Tibet, Yarkand and Sanju and elsewhere. Bellew, who spoke Farsi, sympathetically described the conditions in Kashgar as they were disclosed to him, and the book is a remarkable perceptive account of the region during the epoch of the Great Game.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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