London: Edward Stanford, 55, Charing Cross Road, 1877.
First edition of the book originally published as The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories. Frontispiece Woodbury-type, from a photograph by Frith of A group Dârds and another at p. 128 Kashmiri Pandits and another at 131 of Kashmiri Boatmen plus map and isometric view at end, illus. throughout. 8vo. Bound in modern three quarters polished red calf and marbled board, a.e.g. Fine Item #321220
Frederick Drew was an English geologist,FGS, famous for his geographical study of Kashmir. He was in Maharaja Ranbir Singh's government for 10 year and was the Governor of Ladakh.
"He acquired an intimate knowledge of the country and the people, and after his return to England he wrote The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: a Geographical Account (London, 1875). It was provided with excellent maps, showing not only the physical features, but the distribution of races, languages, and faiths. A translation by Baron Ernouf was published at Paris in 1877; and in the same year Drew published a more popular account under the title The Northern Barrier of India (as here)."
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