Travels in Tartary and Thibet – Abbe Huc (1937)

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Travels in Tartary and Thibet – Abbe Huc (1937)

S$68.00

Title: Travels in Tartary and Thibet

Author: Abbe Huc

Publisher: Herbert Joseph, London, 1937. First edition thus.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Smal closed tears to dust jacket. Some foxing to edges. Interior clean, binding tight. 352pp.

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Description

Our edition does not include China.

About the book (from Goodreads):

To read it is like seeing the scenes described’ Evening Standard
‘One of the world’s best travel books’ Spectator ‘The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction’ The Times
Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of its success to the literary skills of its authors, made available in English for the first time by William Hazlitt and Paul Pelliot.
Among other topics the chapters cover: The French mission of Peking, Tartar manners and customs, festivals, an interview with a Tibetan Lama, the flooding of the Yellow River, Tartar veterinary surgeons, irrigation projects, comparative studies between Catholicism and Buddhism, war between two living Buddhas, and the Chinese account of Tibet.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Évariste Régis Huc, C.M., or the Abbé Huc, (1813–1860) was a French missionary Catholic priest and traveller, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet, in his book “A Journey Through the Chinese Empire”. Since the travels of the Englishman, Thomas Manning, in Tibet (1811–1812), no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies.