COOPER, T[homas] T.
TRAVELS OF A PIONEER OF COMMERCE IN PIGTAIL AND PETTICOATS: Or, an Overland Journey from China towards India.
London 1871, Murray. 3/4 red leather over marbled boards, very good, 475p., 13 b.w. plates, folding map, appendix, bookplate. QUITE S C A R C E A fascinating narrative of the overland journey from the plains of Hoopeh to Ichang, Chun China, Chen-tu, Hi-Yan-Ky, Tai-Tsian-Loo, Eastern Thibet, Bathang, Atenze, the tribes of the Lan-Tsan-Kiang, amongst the Tze-Fans, imprisonment at Weisee, return to Ta-Tsian-Loo and homewards. This wonderful resource is a careful description of what and who the author saw, the customs and actions of the people, their inter- actions with the expediton, and commentaries on the natural history, geography, customs and environment he travelled in. "A valuable book..." by "one of the most adventurous of modern English travellers." D.N.B. The 1st edition was pub- lished in 1869 soon after the author's return from Hankow. He had attempted to traverse Tibet to India against the or- ders of the Chinese authorities. 3 days from Weisei he was imprisoned on suspicion of spying & kept for 5 weeks, then forced to descend the Min & Yangtsze rivers to Hankow. * * * BUY WITH CONFIDENCE 43 YEARS EXPERIENCE ! * * * !! WARNING: The above description is COPYRIGHT protected material under United States & International Copyright & Intellectual property laws. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART is a felony and will be PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW !!! The entire text and contents of this description is Copyright protected 2002-2010 Rare Oriental Book Co.
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