Dainelli, Giotto; Buddhists and Glaciers of Western Tibet. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1933. Octavo, pp. xiv, 304, with 32 plates & a map.
The work is complete and in the original light blue cloth with dark blue titles. The binding is tight, light soiling to cover edges, corners lightly rubbed, slight spotting to leaf edges. A rubber stamp on verso of title page denoting the book was offered for sale by a library. Over all still a very nice copy nice copy.
Giotto Dainelli ( 1878-1968) was an Italian geologist and geographer. He taught geography at the University of Pisa and geology at the universities of Naples and Florence. In 1913–1914 Dainelli took part in the De Filippi expedition to the western Himalayas and to the Karakoram Range. In 1930 he organized an expedition to the eastern Karakoram which lasted two months and involved geological and botanical surveys. Besides his considerable anthropogeographic research, his contributions to the geology of the Karakoram were of major importance, encompassing terrain series and formations, problems of tectonics, and paleogeographic reconstructions. His expedition also included a complete survey of the Siachen Glacier and its history during the past Ice Age including the growth of the glacier's ice sheets, which he saw as having occurred in four principal stages.