New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2006. Translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew. 93pp., pictorial wrappers. London: Vintqge, (2006). First English paperback edition. Fine. The book that got the author's future work banned in China. A work of fiction that offers a rare glimpse of Tibet through Chinese eyes. Autographed by the author.
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New York: Doubleday, 1905. Introduction by Colonel Younghusband. Tipped-in color frontispiece, many black & white photographic illustrations. 484 pages. Short, thick 4to, original green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g. New York: Doubleday, 1905. First edition. Dampstain on part of spine and rear cover but internally clean; one corner bumped. Overall a very good(-) copy.
New York: Harper, 1899. Two volumes. 1 photogravure, 8 colored plates, 59 full-page and 150 text illustrations, and one folding map at rear of volume II. xvi, 307 and xii, 250 pages. Thick 8vo, decorative green cloth; some discoloration to spines. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. But for wear/discoloration to spines, a handsome fine set.
New York: Harper, 1899. One volume (of 2) ONLY. 1 photogravure frontispiece, 4 colored plates, and over 100 in-text illustrations and plates. xvi, 307 pages. Thick 8vo, decorative green cloth. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First edition. Front paper hinge cracked and rear cover has a large but light stain, otherwise a near fine copy, clean and bright inside and on front panel. Lacking the 2nd volume.
New York: Aperture, 1983. Preface by Tenzin Gyatsho, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Illustrated profusely in black & white. 159pp. Oblong 4to, red cloth, edge-worn d.w. (New York: Aperture, 1983). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Photographs from the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Alexandra David-Neel Foundation, The American Museum of Natural HIstory, Archives Nationales, Bibliotheque Nationale, India Office Library, Musee de l'Homme, National Army Museum, NEwark Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rose.....
New York: Aperture, 1983. Preface by Tenzin Gyatsho, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Illustrated profusely in black & white. 159 pages. Slim oblong 4to, red cloth, a touch sunned on spine. (New York: Aperture, 1983). A near fine copy, lacking the dust wrapper. Photographs from the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Alexandra David-Neel Foundation, The American Museum of Natural HIstory, Archives Nationales, Bibliotheque Nationale, India Office Library, Musee de l'Homme, National Army Museum, NEwark Museum, Philadelphia Museum.....
Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1552. Map. Uncolored woodcut. Sheet measures 12.5" x 16". This 1552 map of central Asia by Sebastian Munster is also one of the most famous monster maps of the 16th century. Spans northward from India and the Ganges River. Cartographically based on Claudius Ptolemy's "Geographia", the map includes the Ganges, Schythia, the Anthropophagi region and China. The regions of Scythia Intra Imaum and Scythia Extra Imaun are identified. The region of Scythia, as it was known during.....
Newark: Newark Museum, 1971. 5 volumes. Illustrated with photographic illustrations and line drawings. Tall slim 8vo, original stiff printed wrappers, varied colors and dates, 1950, 1961, 1971. Volume one is soiled on the rear cover. Newark: Newark Museum, 1971. Very good (+). The volumes cover Tibetan symbols, objects associated with ritual and prayer, music, painting, writings seals, textiles, jewelry and various other topics.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981. Authored by Ngapo Ngawang Jigmei, et al. Design by Massimo Vignelli. Illustrated endpapers; Profusely illustrated in color. 296 pages. 4to, bright red cloth with bold gilt stamping, dust wrapper. New York: McGraw- Hill, (1981). A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Produced in cooperation with the Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, Shanghai.