To the Snows of Tibet through China
Some evidence of label removal from tail of spine and colour touch up. Slight wear (1/16") at ends of spine. Slight wear at tips of lower corners of boards. No signatures or stamps. Label removed from corner of front pastedown. Some dust stains to top page edges. Some preliminary leaves opened roughly with ragged fore edges. One contents leaf opened very roughly with 1/2" chips along blank margin, not affecting text. Occasional scattered foxing. A 1 1/4" tear in blank margin of final leaf of index. No tears in folding map. Overall a very good copy. ; xviii, 268 pages +33 illustrations (including frontispiece and b&w plates) + folding colour map at rear. Blue cloth boards with gilt monal pheasant (Lophophorus lhuysii) illustration on front board. Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 6 1/4". Black endpapers. "It was not until after my return to Europe that the thought occurred to me of putting the note of my experiences in China into the shape of a book, which is now presented to the reder. The work makes no pretension to be anything more than a straightforward, unvarnished account of trips into very little known parts of China and Tibet." - from the author's preface. The Appendices comprise lists of birds, reptiles, fishes, and Lepidoptera collected by the author. Pratt was one of the earliest European botanical collectors in Western China, preceding E. H. Wilson and George Forrest. [Reference: Yakushi (1984): P122; Marshall (2005): 1943 - "On his travels in 1889-1890 during which he twice visited Tachienlu". Contents: The Yang-tze as far as Ichang; Ichang; Expeditions to Chang-Yang and Sin-Tan Rapid; Chang-Yang; Sha-Shih and Pa-Chow; Through the Gorges of the Yang-Tze; Journey up the River Continued; Kia-Ting-Fu to Wa-Shan; Wa-Shan to Ta-Tsien-Lu; Ta-Tsien-Lu; Return Journey to Ichang; Second Journey to Ta-Tsien-Lu; Ta-Tsien-Lu; Mount Omei; Omei-Shan to Shanghai and Home; Appendices. Illustrations: The Author in Chinese Travelling Dress; Pontoon, Ichang; Papilio Elwesi; Ichang, showing British Consulate; Lu-Kan Gorge; Boat Ready for the Voyage; The Sin-Tan Rapid. River Low; Scene in the Wu-Shan Gorge; Boat in a Rapid, showing Bow Sweep Ready for Use; Scene on Min River, near Kia-Ting-Fu; Mission House, Ta-Tien-Chih, at the foot or Mount Wa; Wa-Ssu-Kou Gorge; Ta-Tsien-Lu from the South; Street Leading to South Gate, Ta-Tsien-Lu; Tibetan Jewelry [.] ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 5059
Title: To the Snows of Tibet through China
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co., London
Publication Date: 1892
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
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