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FROM TONKIN TO INDIA BY THE SOURCES OF THE IRAWADI, JANUARY '95 -JANUARY '96 [18
- New York 1898, Dodd. Red Cloth, very good, 467p., index, ap- pendix, foldout color map, 93 drawings by G., Vuillier, book plate, very clean, large format. FRIST AMERICAN EDITION.RARE A fabulous journey & meticulous essay, with a fantastic and detailed narrative. The journey began in Hanoi, & continued in Mongtse, Yunnan, Lolos, Mafous, Mekong Basin, Ssumao, Yang-pi Valley, Tali-Fou, Tibet, Tsekou, Khamti, and on to India. They experienced treacherous river crossings, plague, elephants, murder, persecution of Christians, native dance, crossbow attack on missionaries, and managed to study the flora, fauna and hunting of the areas. Great primary travel. With appendes of scientific observation, vocabulary & transcription of Mosso Manuscripts regarding the creation story. * Basically an expediton from Hanoi to the valley of the Bramaputra, mostly through uncharted country, and the discovery of the sources of the Irawadi. * THE ORIGINAL SUPERB EDITION: This is the stunning and superbly printed original edition. This is NOT the substandard reprint, on thin, shoddy paper with fuzzy illustrations ! *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: SINICA 347. * H. Cordier: INDOSINICA p.2439 * Kaul Early Writings 2094 *
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