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Turner, Captain Samuel
An Account Of An Embassy To The Court Of The Teshoo Lama In Tibet;; Containing A Narrative Of A Journey Through Bootan, And Part Of Tibet. To which are added, views taken on the spot, by Lieutenant Samuel Davis; and Observations Botanical, Mineralogical, And Medical, By Mr. Robert Saunders
London: G. And W. Nicol, 1800. First edition. Hardcover. Modern three quarter red burgundy dyed calf and red boards, backstrip lettered in gilt. Very good. 29 x 22.5 cm. 13 plates: folding engraved map of Tibet by J. Walker, double-page plate of Tibetan characters, 12 plates by James Basire after Samuel Davis. Copy of the original title page, interior contents washed. The first eye-witness account of Tibet and Bhutan in English and the only account available in English until 1876 of the journals of George Bogle and Thomas Manning. Through the editions that quickly followed in French (1800), German (1801), and Italian (1817), the book had a considerable impact on the European imagination" (ONBD).. The purpose of the mission was to promote British-Indian trade across the Himalayas.
Antiquar: Royoung bookseller, Inc. [U.S.A.]
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