Sikhim and Bhutan: Twenty-One Years on the North-East Frontier 1887-1908

White, John Claude

Editorial: Edward Arnold, London, 1909
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Xix, [1], 331, [1] pages + frontispiece (photogravure portrait) + 40 plates (inc. 1 colour & 6 photogravures) + folding colour map + 16 pages advertisements. Blue-grey cloth boards with gilt lettering and vignette on front board. Dimensions: 10 3/8" by 7 1/4". Top edges gilt. "Presentation Copy" rubber stamp on title page. Re-cased with most of the original spine laid down (At the head of the original spine cloth there is a 1" by 1" chip and a 2 1/2" by 1" chip, with loss to the title lettering. At the tail of the original spine cloth there is a 1" by 3/8" chip) . Original endpapers preserved with tissue paper strengthening at gutters. Edges of boards rubbed with some loss of cloth at corners. Repairs to tears along two folds of folding map at rear. Owner's inscriptions on front free endpaper dated 1909 and 1931. 1/2" tear repaired in edge of front free endpaper. Moderate foxing on the endpapers and preliminary leaves. Some foxing throughout. Plates generally clean. Occasional marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Geographical Position and General Features of the States of Sikihim and Bhutan; The People: Their Morals, Religion, and Language; A Short History of Sikhim; Early Reminiscences; More Early Reminiscences; More Early Reminiscences; The Delhi Durbar and Visit of the Chiefs to Calcutta to meet their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim (continued) ; Expeditions and Explorations in Sikhim (continued) ; Departure from Sikhim; History of the Founding of Bhutan; My First Mission to Bhutan; My First Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; My First Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; An Exploration of Eastern Bhutan and a Portion of Tibet in 1906; An Exploration of Eastern Bhutan and a Portion of Tibet in 1906 (continued) ; My Second Mission to Bhutan; My Second Mission to Bhutan (continued) ; British Missions to Bhutan; British Relations with Bhutan from 1772; Foreign Relations with Bhutan; Arts and Industries of Sikhim and Bhutan; Appendices - I. The Laws of Bhutan - II. The Laws of Sikhim and Marriage Customs - III. A List of some of the Principal Animals and Birds to be found in these Countries, and their Habitat - IV. Descriptions of the Art Specimens Illustrated in Chaper XXIII; Index. Illustrations: J. Claude White, C. I. E. ; The Source of the Teesta River; H. H. The Maharani of Sikhim; The Residency, Gangtak; Residency Gardem, Gantak; Wallichianum Lilies in the Residency Garden; Lower Teesta Valley; Group at Hastings House, Calcutta, 1906; Kangchenjunga; Bamboo Roadway; Sanklan Sampo; Old Vestments, Talung Monastery; Siniolchu; Yaks; Upper Lonak Valley; Typical Sikhim Scenery; Nuns from the Ta-tshang Nunnery; Lonak Valley; Glacial Lake, Lonak Valley; Bridge over the Am-mo-chhu at Pema, in the Chumbi Valley; Chorten at Gorina Monastery; Paro-jong; Paro Ta-tshang Monastery; Dug-gye-jong; Poonakha-jong; Tongsa-jong; Bhutanese Houses; Lhalung Monastery; Tuwa-jong; Interior of Lhalung Monastery; Interior of Dug-gye-jong; Bridge at Shana; Paro Ta-tshang Monastery; Group at Poonakha, 1908; Oath of Allegiance signed at Poonakha at the Installation of Sir Ugyen Wang-chuk, K. C. I. E. , Maharaja of Bhutan; Impressions of Seals given to Bhutan by China, Nepal, and Tibet; Art Specimens - I; Art Specimens - II; Art Specimens - III; Art Specimens - IV; Map of Sikhim and Bhutan. "One of the first things to be done on my appointment to Sikhim was to build a house, not an easy task in a wild country where masons and carpenters where conspicuous by their absence, where stone for building had to be quarried from the hill-sides and trees cut down for timber. " - p. 33.; 4to. N° de ref. de la librería 002969

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Título: Sikhim and Bhutan: Twenty-One Years on the ...

Editorial: Edward Arnold, London

Año de publicación: 1909

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Dust Jacket

Edición: First Edition.

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