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Photographs and Text by Yoshikazu Shirakawa,  Preface by Arnold Toynbee, Introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary, with an Essay “The Great Himalayas” by Kyuya Fukada, and a Testimonial by Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal.

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Published by Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, (1973), 1st US (Deluxe American) Edition, slight foxing,  D/w, Fine.  Complete with black wrap-round case (some wear and marks to case).  Folio size (17 by 12.5 inches).   This truly stunning volume contains 248 full-page illustrations in full colour, 6 multi-page foldout colour plates, plus 6 maps and diagrams, and full captioning for every photograph.  It is the result of Shirakawa, Japan’s leading photographer, spending 4 years travelling and photographing the Himalayas, from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan, and for the first time in a major publication a significant number of the photographs are very high quality aerial shots. A major publishing achievement. Please note that carriage will be significant on this volume as it weighs in at 6 kilos (13.2 lbs).


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Weight6.0 kg