MOORCROFT, WILLIAM. 1767-1825; AND GEORGE TREBECK. 1800-1825. Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab.... London: John Murray, 1841.

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MOORCROFT, WILLIAM. 1767-1825; AND GEORGE TREBECK. 1800-1825.
Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab.... London: John Murray, 1841.

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MOORCROFT, WILLIAM. 1767-1825; AND GEORGE TREBECK. 1800-1825.
Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab.... London: John Murray, 1841. 2 volumes. 8vo (213 x 135 mm). 2 lithographed frontispieces, folding map. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines with 6 gilt-ruled raised bands and red morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Rubbed, minor foxing.
Provenance: St. Chad's College, Durham University (library stamps); Richard Barton (bookplates); Raj Krishna.

FIRST EDITION. Moorcroft was trained as a veterinarian, and was recruited by the East India Company to manage their stud horses. In search of fine breeding horses in Tibet and Bukhara, he set out on his first expedition in 1812. Failing to find suitable horses in Tibet, he organized a second expedition in 1819 to Bukhara, taking along the 19-year-old George Trebeck as his second in command. Both of the men contracted a fever in August 1825 and died days apart. It wasn't until 1841 that Moorcroft's papers were rediscovered and published.
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MOORCROFT, WILLIAM. 1767-1825; AND GEORGE TREBECK. 1800-1825. Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Panjab.... London: John Murray, 1841.
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