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Adventures on an elephant

Hallett, Holt Samuel A thousand miles on an elephant in the Shan states. Edinburgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1890
First edition, 8vo, pp.xxxvi, 484, 95 illustrations, 8 folding maps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Spine lightly rubbed.
Cordier 629; Herbert 48

A detailed account of the author's exploratory surveys in the Shan States and Siam in 1876 while investigating the possibilities of a railway connecting India with Burma, Siam and China.