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Título: Gwalia in Khasia. A Visit to the Site, in ...
Editorial: Gomer Press, Llandysul, South West Wales UK
Año de publicación: 1995
Ilustrador: Illustrated by Roberts, Martin (photographs by)
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
SIGNED COPY. In the original Very Clean Black boards with Bright Gilt titling to spine. A little very light 'bumping' (and general light shelfwear) to the head/tail and corners of the boards. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The d/j is NOT price -clipped, but has a little chipping to the corners of the d/j and a little minor creasing to the head of the d/j. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Near Fine. The Author's Signature is under his printed name on the Title page o/w NO Inscriptions or marks, apart from a few minor spots to the blank front free endpaper. 342pp. Illustrated with colour and black/white photographs. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near Fine, SIGNED copy. "The story of a Welsh missionary's journey to the Khasi hills in the North-Eastern part of India in the late 1800s. Khasi hills are in the modern Indian state of Meghalaya - the word literally meaning `Abode of the Clouds' - derived from Sanskrit. Thomas Jones, on a mission to the Khasis would've found himself at home here, coming from Wales, as they some of the highest rainfall in the world recorded here. (! ! ). Like many other missionaries he was driven by the mission to `civilize' people and show them the way of God. But Thomas Jones was different. He recognised these people as being humans. He wanted to help them, not only in freeing their souls, but also in leading their lives while on earth. He brought education and learning to the people of the Khasi hills. He learnt the Khasi language which was (like a lot of music and other languages in India at the time) entirely an oral form of communication. He showed them the Roman alphabet and taught them the worth of having the written word. As a result, to date, his Khasi alphabet is still used to write the native language." . " Nigel Jenkins, following in Thomas Jones' footsteps, investigates the Welsh Legacy and celebrates the still vibrant culture of this little-visited but astonishingly beautiful mountain realm. - "Gwalia in Khasia is quite Splendid and bears comparison with the great travel writers such as Patrick Leigh-Fermor, etc." (Dr John Davies) ; 105660; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author First Edition (first impression); First Printing. N° de ref. de la librería 113282
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