WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND. Charles A. Sherring.
WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND.
WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND.
WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND.

WESTERN TIBET AND THE BRITISH BORDERLAND.

The sacred country of the Hindus and Buddhist. With an account of the government, religion and customs of its peoples. With a chapter by T. G. Longstaff, describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. Pp. xvi+376, photogravure frontispiece with tissue guard, numerous text illustrations (many full page), 2 full page black & white text maps, 2 large coloured folding maps, full page chart, index; med. 8vo; blue ribbed cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, lightly rubbed and worn, the spine extremities and fore-corners of boards slightly chipped, signs of [library?] label or bookplate removal from upper board below the gilt decoration; uncut; bookplate of Benjamin Tindale on upper pastedown, the hinges cracking, scattered light foxing and soiling; Edward Arnold, London, 1906. First edition. *Charles Atmore Sherring was Deputy Commissioner in the Indian Civil Service. The chapter by Thomas George Longstaff, of the Alpine Club, describes his 1905 attempt, with Sherring, two local guides and six porters, to ascend Gurla Mandhata, the highest mountain in the region. After encountering various difficulties including an avalanche, they turned back at 7,000 metres, which at that time was a world altitude record. Item #160430

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