Tibet - Past and Present

By: Bell, Charles (Sir)

Price: NZ$247.50

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Tear to cloth along head of spine. Some light rubbing and fading to spine. Some foxing.; Still one of the best and most informative introductions to the history of Tibet. The book has numerous interesting photographic illustrations. xiv, 326 pages + colour frontispiece + 90 b&w illustrations + 2 colour plates + 2 folding maps. Blue cloth covers with gilt seal of the Dalai Lama illustration on front board and circular gilt emblem on rear board. Page dimensions: 221 x 141mm. The two colour plates are not noted as such in the list of illustrations. They are to be found facing page 168 "Altar in a Tibetan chapel" and facing page 262 "Strolling players from Tibet, touring in Sikkim". Contents: Introductory; Boundaries, Area, Population; Physical Divisions; Lakes, Climate, Trade Routes; Early History; The Rule of the Priest-Kings; The Dalai Lamas; British Military Expeditions; Administering the Chumbi Valley; A Visit to the Tashi Lama; Chinese Ascendancy; Negotiating a Treaty with Bhutan; Securing the North-East Frontier; The Dalai Lama's Flight to India; The Present Dalai Lama; The Simla Conference; The Period of the World War; Autonomous Tibet; My Mission to Lhasa; Questions of Policy; Conclusion of Mission; China in Tibet; Japan and Russia; Mongolia; Nepal; The Main Lines of British Policy; Subsidiary Suggestions; Appendices - Sino-Tibetam Treaty, eighth century - Sino-Tibetan War, circa A. D.763 - Victory over Gurkhas, 1792 - Treaty between Tibet and Nepal, 1856 - Sikkim-Tibet Convention, 1890 - Tibet Trade Regulations, 1893 - Lhasa Convention, 1904 - Peking Convention, 1906 - Anglo-Russian Agreement, 1907 - Tibet Trade Regulations, 1908 - Pu-na-ka Treaty, 1910 - Urga Convention, 1912 - Alleged Mongol-Tibetan Treaty, 1913 - Russo-Chinese Agreement, 1913; Index.; 8vo

Title: Tibet - Past and Present

Author Name: Bell, Charles (Sir)

Categories: Tibet,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 21078

Keywords: Tibet