Tibet. An authoritative work on the ethnography and geography of Lhasa and Tibet, 1904

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Das, Sarat Chandra, C.I.E.: Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet. Edited by the Hon. W. W. Rockhill.  New Edition. John Murray 1904 1st edition thus 8vo.

Frontispiece portrait, large folding map showing the author’s routes [by the Royal Geographical Society], single page plan of Lhasa, 4 folding coloured plans of buildings, 34 illustrations from photographs [all as called for in the illustration list], xvi. 368pp. Contemporary red cloth gilt, minor wear and a few marks to boards, contents generally very clean, a few edge tears to folding plates but all without loss, contemporary ownership inscription to ffep W.M. Pile 1916 and a later bookplate, no other ownership markings. An important work by a Bengali scholar who travelled extensively in Tibet, this edition, published in the year of the British campaign in Tibet having many more pages than the earlier one. This work concentrates on Sarat Chandra’s more extensive secnd journey.         mar28/1

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