Across Thibet Being a Translation of "De Paris Au Tonking A Travers Le Tibet Inconnu" By Gabriel Bonvalot with Illustrations from Photographs Taken By Prince Henry of Orleans Translated By C.B. Pitman
New York, New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #26913
xiii + 417 pages. Black and white illustrated frontispiece & throughout; with color folding "Map Showing M. Bonvalot's Route" in pocket at front, approx. 16 1/4" x 20" size. The Translator's Preface notes that "...Starting from the frontiers of Siberia, and coming out at the other end of Asia, on the coast of the new French colony of Tonquin, M. Bonvalot and his companions traversed not only that portion of Thibet which several English travelers, such as Dalgleish and Carey, and the great Russian Prjevalsky, had explored, but going beyond the limits which their predecessors had reached, forced their way over the table-lands and came out on the other side, this journey being one which no European had ever accomplished..." Title page with the small somewhat faint previous owner name stamp of collector George R. Brush, M.D. U.S. Navy; he served as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Approx. 7" x 10" size; bound in the original light lavender-purple color illustrated and decoratively gilt-stamped & titled cloth, gilt spine titles, top edge gilt. A little edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding, contents and map clean and in very good condition.