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KAWAGUCHI, Ekai.
THREE YEARS IN TIBET: With Original Japanese Illustrations.
Benares 1909, Theosophist Office. Maroon cloth, very good, 719p., 59 b.w. photos, color fold outmap, fold out photo of Mr. Gaurishankara, pages 311-312 in facsimile. VERY RARE Highly important and valuable primary source, written by the late Rector of Gohyakurakan Monastery, Japan. Illustrated by sketches documenting his pilgrimage & year's stay in Darje- eling, Nepal, Himalaya, Tibet, Lhasa, Sera College, audience with 2 Kings, Katmandu, etc. An extraordinary story, during the time when these countries were closed to occidentals,and current information was nonextant. Superb description of a journey through Tibet to Nepal between 1897-1903 and a years residence in Lhasa. See Yakushi K35. VALAUABLE PRIMARY WORK Cordier [BS]: 4382. .
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB [Aptos, CA, U.S.A.]
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