Through Unknown Tibet

Wellby, M. S. [Captain Montagu S. ]

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1898
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Title: Through Unknown Tibet

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London

Publication Date: 1898

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition: Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.


Ex-library ("Mechanics Institute Yarrawongo" rubber stamps, and "Mullen's Library Melbourne" yellow label on front board). Cloth rubbed and worn. Hinges broken. Binding loose. Frontispiece detached with small tears and chips at margins. Tissue guard to frontispiece present but torn and tatty. Lacking 2 of the 4 maps from the pocket at rear. Pocket split open along the lower edge. The two maps that are present are very tatty and poor, one of them is split along the folds into three pieces, and the other also has large tears along the folds. Suitable for a reading or research copy. ; Xiv, 440 pages + frontis + 76 illustrations + 2 of 4 folding maps in pocket at rear. Brown cloth covers with gilt titles on spine and front board. Top page edges gilt. Illustration in black on front board of three men with three mules. Dimensions: 9 3/8" by 6 1/2". Contents: Preparations for the Journey; Malcolm Goes on Ahead; Baltal; Leh; I Rejoin Malcolm; The Chinese Passport Arrives; Following the Indus; Egu; Waiting at Shushal; A Warning; Mun; Ludhkong; Touching Friendship of Mule and Pony; Niagzu; Mortality among Sheep; Lake Treb; The Napu La Pass; Sickness of Bakr Hadji; Rudok Officials Command us to Retreat; Our Retreat; Crossing the Borderland of Tibet; A Strange Accouchement; Ponies Shot; A Cold Night; Death of Mule; A Fresh-Water Lake; Bad Weather; Death of the Favourite White Pony; By a Salt Lake; Illness of Tokhta; I Search for Missing Animals; Lake Lighten; Intense Heat; An OId Fireplace; Serious Accident through Over-Haste of Mules to Drink; A Coup D'oeil; The First Flower; Our Pet Sheep; Another Fresh-Water Lake; A Pleasant Bath; Death of Animals and Dearth of Grain; Terrible Gun Accident; We Send out Scouts; I Shoot a Yak; Death of Another Mule; "Helmet Hill"; We Leave Tokhta and Sulloo Behind; Reduced to Twelve Animals; A Mule's Adventure; Shooting an Antelope; Snow; A Mysterious Track; The Bed of an Ancient Lake; Emotion of Mahomed Rahim; Variable Weather; More Antelopes Shot; Theodolite Broken; Extraordinarily Sudden Wind; Hunger v. Ceremony; New Finds; A Footprint; Shazad Mir Indisposed; Desertion of Muleteers; A Rainy Night [.]. [References - Marshall (2005) : 1301; Yakushi: W50; Pinfold: 77]. The author and Lieut. Malcolm traversed the entire breadth of Tibet, beginning at Ladakh in the west and finishing in Peking. They crossed the inhospitable Chang-Tang plateau of northern Tibet. ; Ex-Library; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 9583

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