John Murray, 1820, Hardcover (Half Leather), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
WALTER HAMILTON, ESQ. Description of Hindostan, and the Adjacent Countries, in 2 volumes, London: John Murray, 1820. Quartos, first editions, pp. xlii, large folding map, 766; iv, 830, 1 (addendum), gray cloth boards half-bound in brown sheep with black morocco labels on spines, folding map measuring about 31x25 inches or 79x64cm, drafted and engraved by Sid. Hall for John Murray. Covers what we know as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. As author of this work and the East-India Gazetteer, Hamilton created for the British reader a detailed view of distant parts of the Empire. Condition of these books: Overall very good and clean, short tears in preliminary leaves and in lower center of map, hinges cracked in V1, V2 has been rebacked with neat tape repairs to hinges. Moderate wear and bumping to covers. Size: Quarto. 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; India; 19th century; Travel & Places. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53707.