Himalayas: Shirakawa, Yoshikazy (Photographs and text by); Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of ... Himalayas: Shirakawa, Yoshikazy (Photographs and text by); Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of ... Himalayas: Shirakawa, Yoshikazy (Photographs and text by); Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of ...
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Folio. Unpaginated. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over cream cloth, with red and black lettering on spine and front board. Title page in green and black lettering. Book housed in its original black cloth folder with two bone pegs. Previously, photographic collections of the Himalayas have been composed of only pictures taken in the partial area of Annapurna Himal, Nepal where no permission for entering a mountain is needed. Shirakawa's "Himalayas" was the first time that the great Himalayas, stretching approximately 1,700 miles from Bhutan to Afghanistan, had been photographed. It is worth mentioning that in both countries, Nepal and Afghanistan, an aircraft was provided, and for the first time ever, aerial photographs of the Himalayas in Nepal and the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan were taken. The 248 full-page illustrations in full-color, the 6 multipage foldout colorplates and the 6 maps and diagrams featured in this volume show us the awesome grandeur of the Himalayas' peaks, valleys, glaciers, and snowfields. The book is divided into 4 parts, each devoted to a major sector of the mountains: the Nepal, Punjab, and Sikkim Himalayas, and the Hindu Kush range. Lettering on folder partly and slightly faded. Title label pasted on folder's front cover partly creased. Moderate and sporadic creasing along edges of dust-jacket. Folder in overall good- to good, DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37667

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Title: Himalayas

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American edition.

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