[Large collection of journal articles about the scientific exploration of Western and Central Asia and India]. Including: (I:) Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. (II:) Geographical Journal. (III:) Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. (IV:) Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society. (V:) Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. (VI:) Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society. (VII:) National Geographic.
107 volumes, many containing multiple articles. 8vo. Some illustrated with plates and maps. Half calf with marbled sides and gilt lettering on spine or cloth with marbled sides and label on spine.
Handsomely bound, extraordinary collection of important scientific journal articles by 19th and 20th century Western explorers of Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, the Himalayas, India (including Assam, Bengal, Kashmir, and Punjab), Karakoram, Pakistan (including Sindh), and Tibet, with content covering anthropology, archaeology, exploration, geography, geology, glaciology, history, language and grammar, mountaineering, and politics. At the time these were the far outskirts of the world for Western science, where a lot was yet to be learned. Often the maps in these journals are the first modern maps of such regions and findings were the first to be scientifically published.
Generally in very good condition. Please inquire for a full list of contents.