LANDON, Perceval. Lhasa.

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LANDON, Perceval. Lhasa. London, Hurst and Blackett, Ltd. 1905.

Two volumes, 8vo. Almost entirely unopened in the original red-brown buckram, Tibetan symbols and script blocked in gilt to upper covers, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; pp. xix, 414; xi, 400, [2, Supplementary Note] [401]-426; portrait frontispiece to each volume, 38 plates (12 in colour, one with additional gold-printing, 25 in sepia photogravure with captioned tissue guards), numerous black and white illustrations in the text from photographs (several full-page), 1 large folding map to throw clear, one colour-printed plan, a few maps in the text; spines a little sunned, very light offsetting from endpapers; otherwise a very clean and fresh set with mid-cenrury bookplates.
First edition. The author was the Times' correspondent with Younghusband's expedition to the forbidden city in 1903-04. He offers here details of the march, the sieges at Gyantse (both of the British and of the Tibetans), and of the protracted negotiations at Lhasa.
Yakushi L57a.