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THE LAND OF THE LAMAS: NOTES OF A JOURNEY THROUGH CHINA MONGOLIA AND TIBET. William Woodville Rockhill 1891 1st Am edition VG
By Rockhill, William Woodville.
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New York, 1891, 1st edition. 399 pp, ill, maps. In the 1880s, he made two extended expeditions into western China, Mongolia and Tibet. He sent an account of his travels to the Smithsonian Institution for publication (as The Land of the Lamas (1891), and in 1893, he was awarded the Gold Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

Account of a journey in 1888 through Minya Konka, Koko-Nor and Tatsienlu region of China and Tibet. Rockhill spent 4 years in Tibet, then embarked on a journey through the Chinese empire. Includes history, geography, ethnology. Only two explorers (Prjevalsky and Singh) ever visited these areas prior to Rockhill. One of the early Central Asian exploration classics.

This hardcover copy is still in its original brown cloth with a leather title patch. Minor edge wear, title patch is scuffed, else is VG.


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