The Northern Barrier of India. A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories 1877 Frederic Drew ~ Jammu


Title: The Northern Barrier of India. A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories.

Author: Frederic Drew

Description: Ex-library (non-circulating). Red cloth boards, gilt stamped spine; front cover ruled and bordered in blind. Call number on spine. Hinges fine. Bookplates and sticker on front pastedown; no pockets. The title page, three plates, maps, and one additional leaf have the library's pinhole stamp. 26 illustrations (four on plates, including frontispiece) with two fold-out maps at rear. 20 x 13 cm. Octavo. pp. x, 336, plus [32] advertising. Placed in archival mylar sleeves with a small, loose slip of acid-free paper to mask the call number.

A detailed account describing the people, customs, society, way of life, and geography of the region of Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, based on the author's observations during his time there throughout the 1860s and early 1870s. Frederick Drew (1836-1891), was an English geologist and Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Geological Society. He worked as a geologist for over a decade in Maharaja Ranbir Singh's government and also served as the Governor of Ladakh.

From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), an Irish-born pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His collection was considered to be one of the finest on the west coast and was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Edward Stanford
Place: London
Year: 1877

Keywords: Jammu, Kashmir, description, customs, geography, northern India, 1860s, 1870s,

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Legal imprint