À travers les déserts de la Tartarie et les neiges du Thibet. TIBET, Évariste Régis HUC.
À travers les déserts de la Tartarie et les neiges du Thibet.
À travers les déserts de la Tartarie et les neiges du Thibet.

À travers les déserts de la Tartarie et les neiges du Thibet.
À travers les déserts de la Tartarie et les neiges du Thibet.

Lille & Grammont: Maison du Bon Livre & Oeuvre de St. Charles, circa 1900.

Folio, illustrated throughout including photographic plates and full-page steel-engravings, original deep blue decorated wrappers.

Early French visitor to Lhasa

A particularly good copy of this important account of China and Tibet by the French missionary Évariste Régis Huc, who entered Lhasa in early 1846. Accompanied by another Vincentian missionary named Joseph Gabet and a Chinese convert, the party travelled through the vast interior deserts of China before reaching Tibet. Travelling overland with a Tibetan embassy returning from Peking, Huc and Gabet acquired language skills and a grasp of Buddhism that allowed them to readily converse with the Lamas who offered them hopitality. Accordingly, their experience of Tibet was positive overall (in contrast to that of other European travellers of the later nineteenth-century). Ultimately political pressures resulting from the Opium Wars precipitated an early departure and closure of the nascent mission in Lhasa.

A particularly good copy of this important account of China and Tibet by the French missionary Évariste Régis Huc, who entered Lhasa in early 1846. Accompanied by another Vincentian missionary named Joseph Gabet and a Chinese convert, the party travelled through the vast interior deserts of China before reaching Tibet. Travelling overland with a Tibetan embassy returning from Peking, Huc and Gabet acquired language skills and a grasp of Buddhism that allowed them to readily converse with the Lamas who offered them hopitality. Accordingly, their experience of Tibet was positive overall (in contrast to that of other European travellers of the later nineteenth-century). Ultimately political pressures resulting from the Opium Wars precipitated an early departure and closure of the nascent mission in Lhasa.

Price (AUD): $400.00  other currencies Ref: #3708334

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