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Across Tibet Vol. 1 and 2
By: Bonvalot, Gabriel

Across Tibet Vol. 1 and 2 <br> By: Bonvalot, Gabriel

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Author: Bonvalot, Gabriel

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A Translation of de Paris au Tonkin a Travers le Tibet Inconnu with Illustrations from Photographs taken by Prince Henry of Orleans, and Map of Route.

The last journey undertaken by M. Bonvalot, who was on this occasion accompanied by Prince Henry of Orleans, the eldest son of the Duc de Chartres, has, perhaps, excited even greater interest than the preceding one, when, together with two other Frenchmen, he accomplished the difficult if not unprecedented feat of reaching India by scaling those tablelands of the Pamir - the "roof of the world," as that mountain mass is often called [...].

[...] 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 not only traversed that portion of Thibet which several English travellers, 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 tablelands and came out on the other side, this journey being one which no European had ever accomplished; the only person who had trodden the same paths being the Thibetans on their way to and from the holy city of Lhassa. [...]
-- Excerpt from the translator's preface.
Across Thibet, Gabriel Bonvalot, Translated by C.B. Pitman, Asian Educational Services, 2 volumes (vol. 1; 218 pages, vol. 2; 230 pages), $50.00

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