A Summer Ride through Western Tibet

By: Duncan, Jane

Price: NZ$797.50

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


xviii, 341 pages + frontispiece + 73 illustrations on 39 leaves + 19 in-text illustrations + folding colour map + [2] pages advertisements. Green cloth covers with gilt titles and rules to spine. Dimensions: 8 7/8" by 6 1/8". Blind-stamped borders to boards. No signatures. One plate leaf detached with a large 6" tear. There is a 2/3" tear along a fold in the blank margin of the folding map. Some rubbing and flecking to cloth covers. Minor bruising to corners of boards. Some rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Contents: Preparations for the Journey; The Sind Valley and the Zoji La; Stony Tibet and its Buddhists; A Wedding and a Visit to a Monastery; Leh and Himis; The Devil Dance at Himis Gompa; A Tamasha at Himis. The Approach to the Chang La; The Chang La and the Pangkong Tso; From Pangkong Tso Back to Leh; A Funeral, Shopping and a Tamasha; Come Correspondence; Sport. Missionary Work; Returning Down the Indus Valley; The Fort of Balu-Mkhar, Khalatse; Tibetan Music and Poetry; Skirbichan and the Hanu Nullah; Goma Hanu. A Lonely Vigil and and Attack on the Camp; From Goma Hanu to Khapallu over the Chorbat La; Khapallu; Life in Khapallu; The Industries of Khapallu; Harvest at Khapallu. Chakchang Mosque; The Big Tamasha at Khapallu; From Khapallu to Skardo; Skardo and Shigar; The Buddha Rock and Ancient Barrage at Sadpor; The Tehsildar of Skardo; Passes and Plains; Down the Gilgit Road to the Vale of Kashmir; Appendix; Index. [Bibliographical reference: Yakushi D171 (Yakushi notes that Jane Duncan's journey was to Ladakh rather than to Tibet itself.) ]; 8vo

Title: A Summer Ride through Western Tibet

Author Name: Duncan, Jane

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1906

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 003226

Keywords: Tibet Ladakh History Women Travellers Jummoo Kashm