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[Confidential]. Report of a Mission to Sikkim and the Tibetan Frontier with a Memorandum on Our Relations with Tibet
Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1885. 4to. (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). 22 mounted albumen photographs. Folding map. Publisher's russet cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked with leather. A presentation copy of a scarce photographically illustrated work on the Tibetan frontier during the period of British interest amidst the Great Game. Macaulay undertook his mission in October-November 1885, and reported enthusiastically on the value of extending British relations with Tibet, but though he was chosen to lead a subsequent mission to promote this, an Anglo-Chinese treaty led to its abandonment. In his introduction to the present volume, he notes that "photographs were taken on the journey." This copy gifted by the author to the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911), who had travelled to Sikkim in 1848, a journey that resulted in his famous Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya.
      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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