Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal,
Book Id: 8119
Hooker, Joseph Dalton. Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, & c... John Murray, London 1854, 1st edition. 2 vols, 8vo, xxvii, 408pp, tinted lithographic frontis & 4 lithograph plates, wood-cut engravings throughout text, 2 handsome folding maps at rear (&) xii, 487pp, chromolitho frontis & 6 lithographic plates, wood-cut engravings throughout text. Period calf boards with the corners slt. rubbed, sympathetically rebacked with handsome gilt decorated spine & labels. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Just the cleanest, nicest copy you could wish to own. Maps, plates and text are pristine. By the famous naturalist and former director of Kew Gardens, who was also the artist for the lithographic plates. Hooker travelled to India & the Himalayas in 1849, on a plant hunting trek into Tibet and the Himalayas to hunt for new botanical specimens. Hooker was one of Darwin's earliest confidants.