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Hardcovers. Octavos. Two volumes. Facsimile reprint of the 1891 Cassell edition. Vol. I: xii + 218pp.; Vol. II: viii + 230pp. Cloth pictorial on front boards. B/w frontis, b/w illustrations. The story of the extraordinary journey made by Bonvalot, accompanied by Prince Henri d'Orleans, in 1889-90 through the Urals, then across Tibet almost to Lhasa, then East across the headwaters of the Yangtse and south down to Hanoi. Facsimile reprint. A few minor bumps to edges of boards, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ pair (no dust jackets).
Fair with no dust jacket. Lacking the folding map. Rebacked with most of original spine cloth laid down. Chips to cloth at corners of boards. Endpapers replaced. Printed on acidic paper stock. Leaves are browned and brittle, with chips to margins. Preliminary leaves heavily chipped at margins. Some leaves detached.; Early reprint. US edition. One volume edition. xiii, , 417 pages + 1 plate + 105 illustrations within the pagination. Lacking the folding map. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and gilt and black decoration on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 238 x 164mm. Account of a journey across the Tien Shan and Tibet in the winter of 1889-90 by Gabreil Bonvalot, with Prince Henry or Orleans. The illustrations are wood-cuts based on photographs taken by Prince Henry or Orleans. Text in English, translated from the French by C. B. Pitman. Numerous wood-cut illustrations. Illustrations include: A Lama Doctor; The Yulduz Valley; A Mongolian Lama; Kourla Women; A Bit of the Tarim; Canoe on the Tarim; Spinning Woman at Abdyllah; Camels on the Ice; The Prince in his Travelling Outfit; The Petty Amban; Tent of the Envoys from Lhassa; Thibetan Savages Round a Fire; Monument near the Monastery of So; Thibetan of the Redskin Type; The Monastery at So; Bridge at Songomba; Praying Mill at Dotou; A Buddhist Chapel; Lamas at Ba-Tang; The Red River; Rachmed and a Thibetan Innkeeper. "[...] when I get back to the tent, the thermometer marks 29° below zero. Prince Henry reminds Father Dedeken that they had come upon the traces of a wolf before turning in, and they suggest that, as I am up, I should go in search of it."-p. 194. [Reference: Hopkirk, "Trespassers on the Roof of the World", pp. 78-83; c.f. Yakushi B220. ]
Cassell & Co. Ltd., New York, NY, 1892. 1st Edition, Fair, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 417pgs. Hinges cracked & gluemended, worm holes at page margins & pages browned at edges, short ink owner note on endpaper & shelf wear at head & foot of spine & fore-edge corners. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good. Cassell & Co. Ltd., New York, NY, 1892. 1st Ed. (U.S. ), VG, Hard Cover, Size=7"x10", 417pgs. Original brown cloth covers with gold stamped spine letters & cover & spine designs. Page ends browned, pages lightly browned, at margins, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. No folding map & no pocket & no evidence of any pocket. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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