Dunmore, The Earl of.


Being a Narrative of a Year’s Expedition on Horseback and on Foot Through Kashmir, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and Russian Central Asia. John Murray 1893.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xx + 360pp. + xi + 340pp. + [iii]. Port. frontis., frontis., 3 folding maps, 21 plates, numerous ills. Some very light browning, rebound in modern calf backed marbled boards, spines sl. sunned. ODNB ‘Charles Adolphus Murray, seventh earl of Dunmore (1841–1907), traveller ... his principal journey was made in 1892 through Kashmir, western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and Russian central Asia. He started from Rawalpindi in April 1892, reached Kashgar in Chinese Turkestan in December 1892, and continued west through Ferghana and Transcaspia, reaching Samarkand in January 1893. He had ridden and walked 2500 miles, traversing forty-one mountain passes and sixty-nine rivers.’ Czech pp.66 ‘Accompanied by Major Roche, Dunmore began a methodical trip to Srinagar in Kashmir, on to Leh and to the hill country of Ladakh. The pair continued to the Karakorum Pass where antelope were collected. After crossing the Chinese frontier to Yarkand and into the Pamirs, Ovis poli and bear were bagged, with additional note of stalking ibex. There is considerable description of the terrain and the indigenous people encountered.’
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