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When Men and Mountains Meet


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The Explorers of the Western Himalayas 1820-75

By John Keay

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Published by John Murray, London, 1st UK Edition, 1977, front free endpaper neatly removed, D/w, Fine.   John Keay is a writer and historian who has written a narrative account of the European exploration in the 19th century of the Western Himalayas, which were seen as a barrier to the commercial opening of Central Asia and inland China, guarding fabled cities unvisited since Marco Polo.  The mountains were of strategic and political importance then, as now, and exploration was challenging because of both terrain and officialdom. A further volume, The Gilgit Game, followed on the same subject in 1979.

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