1852 Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China, During the Years 1844-5-6
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Early Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Leather Binding
The early National Illustrated Library Edition. Dated from the National Library of Scotland. In a half calf binding with gilt detail and marbled boards. Two volumes bound in one. With a frontispiece, illustrated title page and numerous vignette illustrations in both volumes. Alongside a folding map in volume one. A popular nineteenth century travel account of Huc's travels throughout China, Mongolia and Tibet. It was first published in Paris in 1850, and went on to have many editions and translations. Évariste Régis Huc was a French Catholic priest, missionary and traveller. He is best known for his travel accounts of Asia and for being the first European, alongside his companion Joseph Gabet, to reach Lhasa since Thomas Manning in 1812. Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt. The half title page is present in both volumes. Bound without the publisher's advertisements.
In a half calf binding. Externally, smart with some shelf wear to the extremities. Marks to the boards and spine. Evidence of worming to the front board. Hinges strained but still firm. Offsetting to the paste-downs and free endpapers. Small wormhole to the front paste-down and front free endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age-toned but otherwise bright and clean. The odd spot and handling mark throughout. Small wormhole to the bottom of the front blanks through to page viii, including the frontispiece and title page.
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