First edition. 8vo. pp. xvi, 343; 2 folding colour maps, photogravure frontis., numerous photo. illusts.; small ink spot to fore-edge of text block, else very good in the original decorative cloth, slightly discoloured on spine, a little bumped to extremities, with a 4pp. prospectus for the book loosely inserted, and an Encyclopedia Britannica map of the Himalaya tipped in to the front pastedown.
Chiefly composed from the diaries of Lieut. Jack Brooke, Fergusson recounts two major ventures. The first journey in 1906-7 was conducted on a well-known route from Koko Nor over the Tangla to Tibet. The second and last journey was undertaken in December 1907 and culminated in the loss of Brooke's life, along with that of his Tibetan boy interpreter. Following a disagreement with a Lolo chief concerning payment for trespassing on Lololand, Brooke shot and killed the chief and was subsequently attacked and killed by another local chief.
Author Fergusson, W. N.
Binding Original decorative cloth
Publisher London: Constable and Company
Condition See description
Pages xvi, 343
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