James Hurley, Books: Ladakh
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The Road to Lamaland: Impressions of a Journey to Western Tibet by "Ganpat"
New York, George H. Doran. 1926. Hardcover. Book, First American edition. n.d. 1926[c.1926]. x, 246pp, 27 photo illustrations. 8vo/23cm. Blind stamp decorated maroon cloth gilt, rubbed at extremities, small chip head of back joint, nick on bottom of back board, internally fine. Martin Louis Alan Gompertz (1886- ), a British Indian Army officer, was called "Ganpat" (the name of an elephant-headed Indian deity) by his men as the closest they could get to pronouncing his name. He was an observant writer and wrote a number of Himalayan-oriented travel books, some humorous. Ladakh was also called "Lesser Tibet" and occasionally, with the adjacent Tibetan- speaking area of Baltistan to the north, "Little Tibet". The publication date of this work is sometimes given as 1916, e.g. Yakushi G78, but the preponderant library cataloguing (i.e. British Library, LC and NYPL) is 1926. He wrote another book about "the topsy-turvy land" of Ladakh in 1928. See also Warikoo 358. Fine.
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Book number: 001745
USD 65.49 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 | £UK 49.75 | JP¥ 7339]
Catalogue: Ladakh
Keywords: South and Central Asia Travel and Description Jammu & Kashmir Ladakh Western Lesser and Little Tibet Buddhism Monasteries Lamayuru Leh Zoji la Indus Valley Khardong Pass Kargil

A Journey in Ladakh
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company. 1984. (ISBN: 0395366704) Soft cover. Book, Reprint (1983). ix, 236pp, map, 8vo/Paper, light wear, small label removal mark at tail of spine, small stain head of back panel and rear fep, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Andrew Harvey is a British writer born in India in 1952. He has a special interest in the practice of Buddhism. Allan p.54. Very Good.
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Book number: 003613
USD 12.71 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1424]
Catalogue: Ladakh
Keywords: 0395366704 Ladakh Travel & Description Kashmir India Tibetan Buddhism Religion

The Clear Mirror: A Pattern of Life in Goa and Indian Tibet
New Haven, Leete's Island Books, Inc. 1978. Hardcover. Book, Second edition x, 171pp, author's 1978 Preface, Spain at Sea, Paintings on a Fan, Lakes in the Desert, Notes, Index. A little rubbed, internally fine. The author was a member of the Yale North India Expedition and in addition to his scientific observations, gives descriptions of Tibetan dances in Ladakh. The geographer O H K Spate in his India and Pakistan, listed this in his biblbiography as ..one of three remarkable books" on the area.."A mannered but beautiful style, an extraordinary range of allusion and careful scientific observation combine to form a strange but wholly satisfactory work of art." (p 391). G. Evelyn Hutchinson (1903-1991) was Sterling Professor of Zoology at Yale where he taught for 43 years. One of the founders of the field of limnology he was one of the world's leading aquatic ecologists and has sometimes been called "the modern Darwin".See also Yakushi H282. Fine.
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Book number: 004664
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2191]
Catalogue: Ladakh
Keywords: India Ladakh Upper Indus Valley Physiographic History Kashmir Buddhist Dances Monasteries Central and South Asia Yale University North India Expedition Goa Signed Books

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