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Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries & Adventures In Tibet by Sven Hedin (1909) *1st*
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom

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Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries & Adventures In Tibet by Sven Hedin (1909) *1st*


























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This is scarce, first edition set of 'Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet' by Sven Hedin, pubished by Macmillan & Co, London in 1909. This set contains 388 illustrations from photographs, water colour sketches, drawings by the author and 10 maps.

 

These works contain the documentary expedition of discovery to places yet mapped or explored by a westerner. The expedition consisted of 37 Asian porters and followed ancient camel routes to the high country.

 

This work begins with a departure from Sringar and progresses to Leh, then on to Tibet, over Karakorum and on into unknown country. Dr. Hedin travelled through the forbidden lands, over the Trans-Himalaya, to the great banks of Brahmaputra, down the rushing Tsangpo by boat, visiting the Tashi Lama and spending time with the Tibetans, Shigatse and Raga-Tsangpo and many more. A fascinating primary source of information including exciting experiences such as being captured by bandits, a voyage over the stormy Holy Lake, deep snows and dry deserts to mention but a few.

 

Each volume is bound in a brown cloth with the title to the spine in gilt. Volume I shows a little more shelf wear to the edges of the spine and some marking to the front board. Volume II also shows light shelf wear and some light marking (please see photographs). The boards are intact and the bindings are still nice and tight.

 

The pages of both volume are in a very good condition. There is some age tone to the endpapers but no inscription or damage. Bright gilt adorns the top edge of the pages. All plates, illustrations and fold-out maps are present. The map showing 'The Sources Of The Brahmaputra Sutlej And Indus' within Volume II has feathered a little to its outer edge but this has not damaged the image of the map itself (please see photographs).



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