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THE HEART OF NATURE OR, THE QUEST FOR NATURAL BEAUTY Francis Younghusband 1921 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Younghusband, Francis
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London, 1921, 1st edition. 236 pp. Green blind stamped cloth hardcover with rare, but chipped, dust jacket, else fine. Near Fine condition with former owner's book plate on front pastedown.

In this book, the President of the Royal Geographical Society describes the Mount Everest portion of the Himalayas; the Sikkim Forests, with their marvellous variety of plant, insect, animal and human life; Kashmir and the high solitudes beyond; and the great deserts, with the opportunities they afford for intimacy with the stars. Sir Francis Younghusband's object is to show how more Beauty in Nature can be discovered. - from the jacket cover

Wikipedia:
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband, KCSI KCIE (31 May 1863 31 July 1942) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer. He is remembered for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia; especially the 1904 British expedition to Tibet, led by him, and for his writings on Asia and foreign policy. Younghusband held positions including British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographical Society.

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