JENKINS, Lady Minna. Sport and Travel in Both Tibets; With Map and Twenty-Five Coloured Illustrations Exactly Reproduced from the Authoress's Original Sketches.

London, Blades, East & Blades, [1909].


Tall 8vo. Original purple cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, with a photographic portrait of the author laid down on the upper cover, surrounded by her hunting trophies; pp. [vi], 87, with 25 colour plates after original paintings by the author, and a double-page lithographed map, indicating the party's route; binding a little marked, small marginal tears to one plate, text with occasional light spotting.

First edition. Lady Jenkins was an experienced big game hunter and the aim of this expedition was to seek out the gazelles, antelopes and wild sheep of Bahistan (Little Tibet), and in the North-Western part of Tibet itself. She started her trip at Srinagar, where whe stayed as a guest of the Maharajah of Kashmir, and travelled over the Zoli la Pass (on the border of Kashmir and Tibet), carrying on up to Leh, where she employed a caravan of local shikaris and coolies, and began her long trek through the Himalayan foothills. After the Lanak and Lungnak passes, due to extremely bad weather conditions, unfortunately they had to turn back. 'One of the handful of Edwardian-era women who embarked on her own hunting expeditions, Lady Jenkins departed from Srinagar, traveled through Leh and Miroo and into the high country of Changchenmo' (Czech).

Yakushi J28. Czech p. 112..