Lahore to Yarkand. Incidents of the route and natural history of the countries traversed by the expedition of 1870, under T.D. Forsyth

Autore: HENDERSON, George-HUME, Allan O.

Tipografo: L. Reeve

Dati tipografici: London, 1873

255x160 mm. xiv, 370, and [2] + 16 pages of publisher's adv. With 16 plates (including the frontispiece) with 26 heliotype images, 1 folding color map, 32 hand-colored lithographic plates of birds after Keulmans and Fitch, and 6 hand-colored botanical plates. Modern half cloth gilt. Bookplate of Francis Hemming. Small repair to the title page, otherwise a good copy. First edition. “A description of the route from Jammu to Ladakh via Banihal” (Kaul, 690). “Report of an important scientific expedition” (Wood, 383). “The ornithological report contains descriptions of several new species” (Zimmer, 298). Even though Forsyth's first Yarkand expedition to Eastern Turkestan in 1870 proved to be a diplomatic failure, Henderson and Hume's natural history researches were a great success with seven new species of birds described, and information obtained on a further 151 species.