Rowland Ward. 1898 London, 1st edn, 506pp, 54 illus, 2 rear pocket maps. A very good plus copy; inner hinghes tight, gcorners sharp, virtually no shelf wear, period black in signature of previous owner, cloth bright, only reason it is not fine is the gilt on the spine is a tad dull. Item #000863
Ken Czech in his bibliography of Asian books says;" Darrah kept a detailed diary of his travels and sporting adventures in Baltistan and Ladak. He journeyed from Srinagar to Shitkuri, crossed the Zogi La, then on to Garmpani and Burme. He stalked markhor, red bear and ibex. After collecting numerous ibex, he moved to Sangtha where he hunted Ovis ammon, then on to Pobrang after burhel. In the Changchenmo Valley, he bagged yak, antelope and goa. His expedition continued to Leh where he collected urial and burhel. By mid-autumn, he hunted the grounds near Srinagar, bagging barasingh, bear and markhor. Though his wife joined him on the trail, she apparently did little shooting." Darrah was an Indian civil servant with apparently plenty of free time to pursue his favorite sport of big game-hunting as he spent months on end doing it. An excellent work of high mountain sport.