London: Longmans, 1876. First edition. Hardcover. An early Himalayan travel book by the first English woman to travel so far into the Eastern Himalaya. She and her British Army chaplain husband traversed the Nepal-Sikkim frontier from Darjeeling to Junnoo Mountain, overcoming many obstacles on the way. Although early, it is regarded as a mountaineering classic.
4to, xvi, 612pp, chromolithograph frontispiece, large folding map, 9 chromolithographs, engraved vignettes, top edge gilt. Original green pictorial cloth with handsome gilt design on cover and spine, as well as elaborate borders. Binder's ticket in back inside cover for Westley's, London. The plates have caused offsetting to text and plate alike, but the balance of the text is sparkling. A touch rubbed at extremes, corners slt. rounded, overall a very bright copy in fine condition. Neate M74; Robinson p.53. Fine. Item #20730