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Nuevo Descubrimiento del Gran Cathayo,
o Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade, de la Compania de Jesus, Portugues, en el año 1624. Madrid Luis Sanchez 1627
Second Spanish edition, 20 x 15 cm., pp.. Disbound from a larger volume. Some minor staining, but overall a very good copy.
Cordier 2899; Streit V. 279; Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.338-339.
1907: Securing the frontier
Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India.
Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Division of the Chief of the Staff, Army Head Quarters, India. In six volumes. Vol. I: Tribes north of the Kabul river. Vol. II (1908): North-west frontier tribes between the Kabul and Gumal rivers. Vol. III (1910): Baluchistan and the first Afghan War. Vol. IV (1907): North and north-eastern frontier tribes. Nepal, Sikkhin, Tibet, Bhutan, Assam. Vol. V (1907): Burma. Vol. VI (1911): Expeditions overseas. Simla Government Monotype Press 1907-1911
First edition Six volumes, pp., iv, xix, , 591, , 10 plates & maps, 2 folding; , iii, , 461, , 7 folding plates & maps; , vii, , 466, 2 folding genealogical tables, 6 maps, 5 folding; , iv, 249, , 1 plate, 7 maps, 1 folding; , x, , 468, folding map; , x, , 515, , 19 maps, 12 folding. [A slip inserted in volume III states a map of Afghanistan will be forwarded later - this is not present] A very good set bound in half calf, cloth boards as issued. Minor signs of external wear. Ownership signature of A.K. Macpherson of Pitmain. Stamps of Bombay Pioneers on end-papers, otherwise clean.
Rgya Tch'er Rol Pa,
ou Developpment des Jeux, contenant l'Histoire du Bouddha Cakya-Mouni. Traduit sur la version Tibetaine du Bkahhgyour, et revu sur l'original Sanscrit (Lalitavistara). Deuxieme Partie - Traduction Francaise. Paris A L'Imprimerie Nationale 1848
First edition 4to, pp.lxv, 425, 6 plates. A very good copy bound in half calf, neatly rebacked preserving original spine. Withdrawn from the Athenaeum Library with small blind stamp on title, cancellation on verso, gilt motif on front board and spine.
First detailed study of Tibetan language
Alphabetum Tibetanum missionum apostolicarum commodo editum.
Rome Typis Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide 1759 [but 1763]
First edition. 4to, 31 x 23 cm; pp.208; illustrations to text; printed Tibetan characters to text. Modern half calf; untrimmed and unopened; a crisp copy with wide margins. Propaganda Fide stamp to margin of p.80, defaced stamps to title-page and p.208.
Three Years in Tibet.
With the original Japanese illustrations. Madras The Theosophist Office; Benares and London: Theosophical Publishing Society 1909
First edition pp.xv, 719, 11 plates, 1 folding, 63 illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in 20th century half calf, cloth boards. Original pictorial wrappers bound in.
First English account of a journey to Lhasa
Narrative of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa
(1811-12). Edited, with notes and life of Mr. Manning, by Clements R. Markham, C.B., F.R.S. [London] Printed by William Clowes and Sons 1876
First edition, 8vo, pp.vii, 82. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth. Bookplate and stamps of Bibliotheca Oblatorum S. Caroli, Bayswater.
COPAC shows 1 copy only, at Cambridge.
First western scholar to gain a deep understanding of Tibetan language and culture
Relacion publicada en Roma del principio, y estado presente de la Mission del dilatado Reyno del Gran Tibet,
y otros dos Reynos confinantes, recomendada a la vigilancia, y zelo de los Padres Capuchinos de la Provincia de la Marca, en el Estado Eclesiastico. Cervera En la Imprenta de Thomas Senant, vive a la Plaza Mayor. 1743
4to, 19.5 x 14.5 cm., pp.12. Text in Spanish. A very good disbound copy.
Undated Madrid edition at Cordier, BS 2906
I Missionari Italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal.
I - IV: I Cappuccini Marchigiani. (1707-1769); Volumes V - VII: Ippolito Desideri S.I. (1715-1721) Rome La Libreria dello Stato 1952-1956
First edition Seven volumes, 4to, in total 2,266 pages, 7 plates, 12 maps. Text in Italian. Il Nuovo Ramusio II. Each volume limited to 900 numbered copies only. A very good set in original wrappers, still individually wrapped in publishers brown paper. This set weighs 9 kg and may incur additional shipping charges.
Precious Deposits. Historical relics of Tibet, China.
Volume 1: Prehistoric age and Tubo period; Volume 2: The period of seperatist regimes; Volume 3: Yuan dynasty and Ming dynasty; Volume 4; Volume 5: Beijing Morning Glory Publishers 2000
First English language edition, five volumes, 4to, pp.225; 327; 317; colour illustrations throughout. A very good set in original cloth, slightly faded dust jackets.
The Great Plateau.
Being an Account of Exploration in Central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905. London Edward Arnold 1905
First edition pp.xii, 324, 32 plates, 2 folding colour maps. A very good copy in original cloth. Bookplate of Royal United Service Institution (with disposed stamp) on front end-paper, small stamp on free end-paper & remains of paper label on spine. Without internal or other markings.
Yakushi R98; Marshall 903; Howgego 1850-1940, 797
The Land of the Lamas.
Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet. London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891
First English edition pp.viii, 399, 61 illustrations, 2 maps. A very good copy of the scarce London edition in original cloth. Leather title label on spine. Minor shelf wear to foot of spine and corners. Inner hinges strained.
Western Tibet and the British Borderland.
The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists. With an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of the People. With a Chapter by T.G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. London Edward Arnold 1906
First edition Tall 8vo, pp. xv, [i, blank], 376; frontispiece, 5 maps (2 folding); numerous illustrations, some full-page. An exceptionally fine copy in the original blue cloth.
Cordier BS 2927; Morrison I, p. 674; Yakushi S203
In Memoriam Theodore Duka (1825-1908).
(A Lecture read before the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, October 27, 1913) Oxford Privately printed. 1914
First edition, pp.35, frontis portrait. A very good copy in original boards, paper spine professionally repaired. The copy of Filippo de Filippi with his bookplate.