IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal
Edition: First US edition
New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four digits rubber stamped to verso of each title leaf; otherwise a nice near fine pair, no other library marks. A minor classic of late-Victorian high adventure and exploration in the Himalayas, profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings (most by the author himself), including eight color plates and a folding map of southwestern Tibet drawn from Landor’s surveys. Though he failed to reach Lhasa, Landor climbed as high as 22,000 feet and explored many places hitherto unseen by Europeans, making some significant geographical and anthropological discoveries in the process. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover