Views In India, Chiefly Among The Himalaya Mountains - Lieut. George Francis White, Emma Roberts (editor) 1838 - Fisher, London & Paris - Second Edition A superior copy of the first printing of the second edition, title page dated 1838, and the complete set of India related Illustrations with 29 full page engraved plates, and extra illustrated engraved title page, from water-colours by various artists including Turner after sketches by White, Grindlay, and others. Fisher’s later printings added a separate section on Java with eight plates from Indonesian sketches.

The work was originally published in 1836, but without the valuable input and editing of Emma Roberts (1794-1840) who worked as an editor and writer in India whilst staying with her sister, and later under commission form the
Asiatic Journal.

Lieutenant White (1808-98) was stationed in India with the 31st Regiment of Foot from 1825 to 1846, and saw action at Moodkee and Ferozeshah in the First Anglo-Sikh War, retiring as lieutenant-colonel on half-pay in 1854. Between 1829 and 1832 he travelled ‘
in that portion of the Himalayan regions lying between the rivers Sutlej and Kelee’ making sketches of sites along the Ganges and Jumna, at Sutlej, the Keeree pass, Hardwar, Mussoorie, Jamnotri, Gangotri, Simla, Nahaun, including an account of the ascent of Choor, there are also views in Rajputana, Bombay, the Deccan and Kathiawar.
  Second edition with title page dated 1838, later issues were not dated, and additional sections on Indonesia were included.

Reference: Robinson,
Wayward Women, 190. Yakushi W65.

Folio (book size 34.5 x 27 cm) pp. [4] x 11-84, 4 (publisher’s ads) [2].
  In publisher’s burgundy morocco, decorated in blind to boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards with gilt vignettes and decorated in blind, all edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, toning to plates, in near fine binding, some wear to edges and spine ends.   Ref: 109379   Price: HK$ 9,000