Vazeeri Rupi, the Silver Country of the Vazeers, in Kulu: Its Beauties, Antiquities, and Silver Mines. Including a Trip Over the Lower Himalayah Range and Glaciers. With Numerous Illustrations (Google eBook)

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E. & F. N. Spon, 1873 - Himalaya Mountains - 102 pages
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