By Perceval Landon
London   Hurst and Blackett, Limited
9.5" by 6.5" [5], vi-xix, 414; [7], viii-xi, 426pp
A beautiful first edition of this exciting study on Lhasa, illustrated colourfully throughout with colour plates and folding maps.
By Perceval Landon

1905 Lhasa an Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There By the English Government in the Year 1903-4

London   Hurst and Blackett, Limited
9.5" by 6.5" [5], vi-xix, 414; [7], viii-xi, 426pp
A beautiful first edition of this exciting study on Lhasa, illustrated colourfully throughout with colour plates and folding maps.
£940.00
: 4kgs / : 738P35

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

The first edition of this work.

Complete in two volumes.

Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, two colour maps, three maps, five colour plates, thirteen plates, and many full-paged and in-text illustrations. Collated, complete.

Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, one colour folding map, seven colour plates, one map, fifteen monochrome plates, and many full-paged and in-text illustrations. Collated, complete.

Perceval Landon's travel work exploring Lhasa in Tibet, a fascinating work on the history and culture of the area.

Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world, and is the religious and administrative capital in Tibet, a position it has held since the mid seventeenth century.

The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Norbulingka Palaces are in Lhasa, all of which are important Buddhist sites.

Written by Perceval Landon, a journalist and traveller, known for his ghost story 'Thurnley Abbey'.

Institutional label to the front pastedowns. Institutional stamp to the copyright pages.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. A little fading to the boards and spines. Minor marks to the boards and spines. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot.

Very Good

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