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1915: Tibetan grammar commissioned by the Government of India
An introduction to the grammar of the Tibetan language
with the texts of Situhi Sum-rtags, Dag-je sal-wai mé-long and Situhi shal-lün. Darjeeling printed at the Darjeeling Branch Press 1915
First edition. 4to, 28 x 22 cm; pp.[iv], 2, , 2, , xxvii, [1, blank], 62, , 50, vi, 2, 88, 5, [1, blank], 2, 27, [1, blank], 2, 35, [1, blank]; 7 plates. Tibetan text. Contemporary cloth, title gilt to upper board; corners a little worn; front free endpaper removed; a few leaves spotted; but a very good copy. Bookplate of Peter Hopkirk to front pastedown; largely illegible stamp, dated 1917, to title-page.
being a narrative of a years expedition on horseback and on foot through Kashmir, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and Russian Central Asia. London John Murray 1893
First edition. Two volumes, 8vo, pp.xx, 360; x, , 340, [4, table], 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations, 3 folding maps. A very good set bound in publisher's blue cloth. Cloth sunned, spines discoloured. A few light spots, but overall 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 Withdrawn from the Athenaeum Library with small blind stamp on title, cancellation on verso, gilt motif on front board and spine.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.
Der Weg nach Sambhala
(Sambalai lam yig) des dritten Gross-Lama von bKra sis lhun po bLo bzan dPal Idan Ye ses aus dem tibetischen Original ubersetzt und mit dem Texte herausgegeben. Munich Koniglich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1915
First edition 4to, pp.118, 4 plates, text illustrations. Abhandlungen der Koniglich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften XXIX. Band, 3. A very good copy in rather dusty original wrappers.
London Methuen & Co. 1898
First edition Two volumes, pp.xx, 663, xii, 667-1278, 11 plates, 3 in colour, 249 illustrations, two folding maps. A very good set in original cloth, top edges gilt. Foxing to prelims and scattered few pages of Volume I, edges of both volumes lightly foxed. Tear to page xii of Volume I, not affecting text. Minor wear to head and tail of spine of Volume II. Hinges strained. Bookplate of William Edwards on front endpaper of Volume I.
Puteshestvie cherez Mongoliiu v Tibet, k stolitse Tale-lamy
[A Journey across Mongolia to Tibet, and the Capital of the Dalai-Lama. Translated from the French] Moscow K.S. Henry, 1866
First edition in Russian Octavo, pp.[ii], vi, 322, [ii]. Period style half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt in compartments with dark green lettering piece. Rather spotted as usual, a few ink stains. Red Chinese chop on title. A very good copy. Russian newspaper clipping (1880's) about Russian travel to Mongolia and Baikal bound in after the Table of contents.
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.
Association copy of first edition
Where Three Empires Meet.
A Narrative of recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the adjoining Countries. London 1893
First edition pp.xvi, 495, 27 plates, 27 text illustrations, folding map, 24 pages publisher's advertisements. A good copy in rather worn original cloth, with pencil signature "Lennard" on title. The contents are generally in good condition but there is some scattered light foxing. End-papers are original. Corners are bumped. Gilt ornament complete but rubbed.
Relation d'un Voyage au Thibet en 1852 et d'un Voyage chez les Abors en 1853.
Suivi de Quelques Documents sur la Meme Mission par MM. Renou et Latry. Paris Auguste Vaton 1854
First edition pp.viii, 224, folding plate. A very good copy bound in recent half morocco, some light spotting throughout. Original front wrapper bound in.
Professor Boxer's copy
Representacion Hecha por El. R. Procurador General de Religiosos Menores Capuchinos, a La Sagrada Congregacion de Propaganda Fide, Sobre el Estado Actual de la Mission del Thibet.la Mission del Tibet
Traducida del Toscano por El Doctor D. Antonio Maria Herrero. Madrid En la Imprenta del Reyno. 1744
pp.[iv], 119. A very good copy bound in later half morocco, some upper margins repaired, chop on title. Professor Charles Boxer's copy, with his signature, and notes on fly-leaves.
Cordier BS 2906; Palau VI, p.253
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, 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