Lot 418: In the Himalayas, First Edition

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Lot 418: Author: Cumming, C. F. Gordon; Title: In the Himalayas and On the Indian Plain; Place Published: London; Publisher: Chatto & Windus; Date Published: 1884; Description: xvi, 608 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece and numerous plates. (8vo) grey decorative cloth. First Edition.Constance Frederica "Eka" Gordon-Cumming was a prolific travel writer and landscape painter who traveled the world and painted over a thousand watercolors. In 1879 she traveled to Hawaii and was among the first artists to paint the active volcanoes. She received much criticism from male writers of the era, perhaps because she did not fit in the traditional Victorian role of women, as she often traveled alone and unaided. This copy bears the bookplate of John Patrick Ford. Condition: Soiling and some rubbing to cloth, a few corners slightly bumped; hinges cracked, scattered foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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