Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons. 1889. thick8vo. 21.1cm, (iii)-xx,464p., colour lithographed frontis and 8 tone photolitho gravure plates, many text illustrations, in contemporary full calf, gilt decorated raised bands, crushed morocco red and green morocco labels, gilt decorative borders and gilt roll decoration on the board and board edges, marbled endpapers and text edges, some slight unobtrusive wrinkling on both free flies, armorial bookplate, a fine attractive copy. (Spg). Item #42092
Yakushi M23: "The author travelled from Srinagar to Leh, and then to Chang Chenmo, Lingzitang in 1871." While the main purpose of the book is a discussion of hunting in the Himalayas and in "the uplands beyond", the author also provides excellent descriptions of the terrain, the people, and especially of the wild life in the region through which he travelled. MacIntyre was an officer with the Gurkhas and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. The large armorial bookplate is that of Sir William Gordon Cumming, a well-known big game hunter and author.