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Centenary account of the Himalayas
A sketch of the geography and geology of the Himalaya mountains and Tibet.
Part I: The high peaks of Asia. Part II: The Principal Mountain Ranges of Asia. Part III: The Rivers of the Himalaya and Tibet. Part IV: The Geology of the Himalayas Delhi Government of India 1907-08
First edition, four parts bound in one with preface, 4to, pp.[ii], vi; [ii], 46; [ii], (47)-117, [1, blank]; [ii], (120)-206; [ii], (207)-308, , [1, blank]; with 2 photogravure plates, 52 plates of charts and maps (with 1 duplicate), 3 folding and 1 double-page, and large folding map at rear. A very good copy bound in contemporary green calf, gilt, by Mohammed Umar of Ambala City. A few small scuffs to boards.
Marshall 99; Yakushi B637
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 Withdrawn from the Athenaeum Library with small blind stamp on title, cancellation on verso, gilt motif on front board and spine.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.
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 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.
Tibetan Painted Scrolls.
An artistic and symbolic illustration of 172 Tibetan paintings preceeded by a survey of the historical, artistic, literary and religious development of Tibetan culture. With an article of P. Pelliot on a Mongol edict, the translation of historical documents and an appendix on prebuddhistic ideas of Tibet. Kyoto Rinsen Book Co. 1980
Reprint, two volumes, pp.xv, 327, viii, (329)-798, large folding chart, dust wrappers; 26 colour and 231 monochrome transparencies preserved in plastic case. A very good set in original box.
Buddizm v Tibete i Mongolii
[Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia] [A Lecture read on 31 September 1919]. St. Petersburg Department of Museums and preservation of Art and Antiquities. 1919
First edition Small 8vo, pp. 52. Text in Russian. A good copy bound in later maroon half cloth and marbled boards. Signature of A.M. Piatigorskii on title and end-paper.