London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832. Hardcover. English soldier and author, Captain Thomas Skinner (? - 1843) was stationed in India near the base of the Himalaya Mountains during the mid-1820s. During this time he explored many little known areas and quickly became enamoured of the country. He published this personal and romanticized book of his travels in India based on the diaries and letters he kept while stationed there. Several years later he published a companion book about his journey on land to India. Bound in three quarter dark blue leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt decoration, title and volume labels to spines. The volume label of the first volume is missing as is the title label for the second volume. Chipping and some loss to the remaining two labels. The front hinges of both volumes are starting; although the boards remain firmly attached. Rubbing to boards, spine bands, hinges, and edges of boards. Bumping and wear to corners with boards exposed. Chipping to paper covering the boards of the first volume. Includes both engraved frontispieces. Foxing to frontispieces and to early and late pages. Minor soiling to endpapers, but the interiors are clean and bright overall. Creasing to some corners of pages. Ex-library with evidence of removed bookplates to front pastedowns, stamps to title pages, and discreet stamps to both frontispieces. Volume I is 330 pages; Volume II is 312 pages. TRA/091322. Very Good.
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