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The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges
London: Edward Arnold & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. No tears to cloth. Previous owner's rubber stamp on front endpaper: "Legat Dr. h.c. C.A.W. Guggisberg 1981". Some minor foxing. A narrow split to the gutter between the front free endpaper and the half-title page. Cloth boards and spine are clean, bright and unfaded. Folding map has a 1/2" tear to the blank inner stub. Folding map clean with no foxing. A nice copy. ; xv, [1], 328 pages + frontispiece + 20 illustrations on 15 plate leaves + folding colour map at rear. Charcoal grey cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and pale blue-grey lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 220 x 141mm. An early 20th century expedition through one of the world's deepest gorges. The author was a plant collector, whose botanical interests triumphed over his fear of heights. Contents: Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband; Tibet; Over the Himalaya; Tsanpo, the Mysterious River; A Botanical Reconnaissance; The Land of the Blue Poppy; The Paradise of Primulas; In the Rhododendron Fairyland; Pemako: The Promised Land; In the Assam Himalaya; A Journey to the Lost Lake; The Crisis at Drukla Monastery; Autumn Colours; The Gorge of the Tsangpo; In the Heart of the Himalaya; The 'Falls of the Bramaputra"; Christmas in Tibet; Winter on the Plateau; Through Bhutan to India; The People of South-East Tibet; House and Home in South-East Tibet; General Index; Index of Plants. Readers interested in this title may also find interesting the account of a more recent expedition in the same area, "The Heart of the World: A Journey to the Last Secret Place" by Ian Baker (2004). ; 8vo .
      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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