London: Hutchison & Co., 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition (2nd printing 1952) ). 251pp, frontis portrait, 1 map, sixty double colour platess from photographs by the author, some useful books, photographic tables,, index. 4to/25cm. brown decorated cloth gilt, shelf wear only in protected slightly edgeworn dj, rear panel foxed, 2 stamps of Delhi dealer Munshi Ram Manohar Lal on ffep and title page, otherwise internally fine. A good description by a multi-talented writer and photographer who travelled with the distinguished Tibetologist Guiseppe Tucci on two of his expeditions in the nineteen thirties and forties. Fosco Maraini (1912-2004) was an Italian ethnologist, photographer, film maker, writer and professor. His writings on the disappearing cultures of Tibet and the Ainu people of Hokkaido are considered particularly important. Neate M48; Pinfold 98 and Yakushi M79. This printing somewhat scarce..
New York: E.P.Dutton, 1953. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. (1953). First/BOMC edition. 314pp, Introduction by Peter Fleming, Preface, 2 maps, 46 monochrome illustrations from photographs. Pictorial cloth backed gilt, near fine in very lightly rubbed spine ends, internally clean tight and very good. NF/VG. Five clippings laid in: "Born in Tibet: A Lasting Friendship." 3 page article by Betty Rogers from Tricycle: The Buddhist Review of Fall 1991; Obituary,"Heinrich Harrer 93, Explorer of Tibiet, Dies" by Douglas Martin from New York TImes, Jan. 10, 2006; film review of Seven Years in Tibet. " Superstar in Search of Peace", by Martyn Palmer from, The Times, Nov 20, 1997; film review by Jack Garner, "Disturbing history lesson beautifully portrayed in 'Seven Years in Tibet'" in The Saratogian, Oct 10, 1997; and a thoughtful but undated book review from an unnamed English paper, by Geoffrey Taylor ,entitled, "On a clear day you might just see the Dalai Lama's shadow." Very interesting commentaries on this swashbuckling but controversiial figure who befriended the Dalai Lama when he was 14..
New York: Travel Book Club, 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [xv], 240pp, endpaper map, 8 b/w photographic plates. 8vo/22cm. Brown decorated cloth gilt, old barely visible dampstain head of some later pages, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Split and chipped dj laid in. A rare insider's view of life on the Tibetan borderlands between 1930-1935 and 1939-1941 by someone who combined the eye of an anthropologist with the background of a missionary who spoke both Tibetan and Chinese. Robert B. Ekvall (1898-1983) born of missionary parents on the Tibet-Chinese border originally served as a missionary with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in northeastern Tibet. Interned by the Japanese in 1941, he later served with the US Army and after WW II became a professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. He wrote books, articles and poems about Tibet and China including one novel, Tents Against the Sky. Pinfold 90; Yakushi E27..
Charles Scribner's Sons NY 1940, 1940. Book. VG. Hardcover. First edition. Blue cloth gilt, light wear, light foxing of endpapers, narrative blurb section of dj laid in, o/w VG. 6 color plates,114 b/w plates. Small 4to/24.5cm. xviii, 393pp. Wealthy author Charles Suydam Cutting (1889-1972) New York financier and explorer, was also a skilled photographer, a national tennis champion and a friend of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. He accompanied Kermit and Theodore Roosevelt on their Central Asian expedition of 1928-29, The book gives highlights of his major trips from 1925 to 1939 including three to Tibet at least one as an emissary of President Roosevelt. He contributed many artifacts to the famous Tibetan collection at the Newark Museum. He was also the proprietor of the Hamilton Farms Kennel and introducer of the Lhasa Apso breed of dog to America about 1933. Marshall 2563, Pinfold 87, Yakushi.C177..
Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing Company, 1938. Book. Good. Hardcover. (1938). 251pp. Pictorial grey cloth, lightly rubbed, pages rather browned, previous owner name, otherwise clean and tight. An adventure geared for children..
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 296pp, pictorial endpapers, more than two hundred color photographs (many full page) by eighteen of China's top photographers, seven text chapters by six Tibetan and one Chinese specialist (photos and bios of each at end), chronology, bibliography. Large 4to/30cm. Red cloth gilt, shelf wear only, in price-clipped dj with one corner lightly rubbed, internally fine. NF/VG+. A collaborative effort of the Jugoslovenska Revija and the Shanghai People's Art Publishing House, designed by Massimo Vignelli, printed in Italy and bound in Switzerland. Pinfold (17) describes it as, "an ideal book for the armchair traveller.".
Boston: Shambhala, 1993. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Shambhala Edition. 432pp, maps, text illustrations, Introduction to the Five Major Cultural Traditions of Tibet: Bon, Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug; ethnic map; International Resources Directory; Biographies of Contemporary Lamas and Scholars;Glossary of Key Tibetan, Buddhist and Sanskrit Terms; appendices, indexes to resources, biographies and illustrations. 8vo/22cm. Paper, light edgewear, internally fine..
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc., 1962. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Third Printing (1961). First published in Germany in 1960 as Tibet Verlorene Heimat. 264pp, frontis portrait, 14 full page and 4 double-page illustrations--all in color. 8vo/21.5cm. Red cloth gilt, light rubbing, in lightly rubbed dj, name tag of previous owner, otherwise internally fine. The story of the Dalai Lama's oldest brother (born 1922- ), his move to Lhasa when his brother was recognized as the Dalai Lama and his time as Abbot of the Kumbum monastery. Heinrich Harrer (1912- ) was the famous author of 7 Years in Tibet. Pinfold 219..
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition (London 1969) 235pp, 4 maps, historical appendix, bibliography, index. Brown cloth gilt, explanatory blurb on text taped in front endpapers, photo newsclip of author with caption taped on back blanks, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A detailed account of the Tibetan revolt of 1959 based mainly on interviews with participants. Noel Barber (1909-1988) was a British writer and foreign correspondent for the Daily Mail and wrote more than thirty books, most non-fiction but including six novels. Pinfold 196; Yakushi B45..
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. X, 186pp, 3 photo illustrations, 2 maps (1 double-paged), 3 illustrations from photographs, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Grey cloth, shelf wear only in slightly edgeworn dj with small chip and closed tear at head of spine, previous owner name on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. British relations with Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan in the period 1767-1794 including the story of the early British missions to Tibet. Schuyler Van Rensselaer Camman was Professor of Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania. This is his Ph.D. thesis at Johns Hopkins extensively revised. Marshall 220; Pinfold 155; Yakushi C17..
London: Travel Book Club, 1938. Book. Good. Hardcover. N.d. (ca.1938?). 312 + [viii] list pp, frontis plus 15 illustrations (1 triple folded), double-paged route map, index. 8vo/22cm. Tan cloth, soiled, small puncture in spine cloth, signature of prior owner (Syed Ijaz Ahmad) on ffep and title-page, round stamp of The English Book Depot/Ferozepur on ffep, hinges cracked, small stains at top edges of early pages, page sides opposite paste-downs foxed, otherwise internally clean. Fair overall. Edwin Gilbert Schary (1893- ) was an adventurous American who made three journeys into Tibet between 1912 and 1924. He was possibly the first American to enter Tibet. Two impeccable sources, Canon Tyndale-Biscoe and the British Agent in Tibet, David Macdonald, testify in the Forewords to his character and the truth of his narrative. Marshall 2614; Pinfold 104; Yakushi S54..
London: Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1927. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 262pp, frontis portrait and 87 photo illustrations, new colored folding map in rear pocket, Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband, Preliminary Arrangements for the Journey, Darjeeling to Gyantse, Gyantse to Lhasa, Lhasa in the Early Spring, The Region of the Great Lakes--Lhasa to Shen-Tsa, The Region of the Great Lakes--Naktsang, The Region of the Great Lakes--Namru, Thakpo, Return to India, Epilogue, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Black cloth gilt, light rubbing except tail of spine which well rubbed, front hinge paper cracked, lacks ffep, half title foxed, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Description of the journey made by Hayden in 1922 as the result of the request by the Tibetan Government that a geologist be sent to advise them on the development of their mineral resources (Marshall 2458). In addition to his guide friend Cesar Cosson, he was accompanied by Gujjar Singh, a surveyor from the Survey of India, who succeeded in producing a detailed map of 36,000 miles,on the scale of 4 miles to the inch, a reduced copy of which at the scale of approximately 16 miles to the inch (or 1:1,000,000), accompanies the book. Sir Henry Hubert Hayden (1869-1923) had been Director of the Geological Survey of India and had previously accompanied Sir Francis Younghusband on the abortive armed Mission to Lhasa in 1903-04. Younghusband in his Introduction gives high praise to Hayden for his efforts then, "in bringing the Tibetans around to a more favourable attitude towards us." Cesar Cosson ( -d.1923) was a Swiss guide who had accompanied Hayden on other climbing ventures. Both were killed the next year in an avalanche on the Finsteraarhorn, in Switzerland. See also Pinfold 92 and Yakushi (1984 edtion) H81..
New York: International Publishers, 1957. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition. 235pp, endpaper map, colored frontispiece, 27 b/w illustrations, 2 appendices. 8vo/22cm. Yellow cloth, edgeworn at spine ends, internally fine. Record of the first English journalist to visit Tibet after the Chinese invasion. Alan Winnington (1910-1983) was press officer of the Communist Party of Great Britain, then chief sub-editor of The Daily Worker, later its principal foreign correspondent. He visited Tibet as the guest of the two Grand Lamas of Tibet and the Chinese Government so had wide access to both official and unofficial personalities. Marshall 213; Yakushi W95..
[Washington]: [U.S. National Museum/GPO], 1893. Book. Fine. Hardcover. c. 1893. Offprint from Smithsonian Instituion Annual Report to June 30, 1893. pp 665-747, 52 plates (most with adjacent explanatory diagrams), I-Origin of name Tibet and history; II-Character of country; III-Organization; IV-Dress & personal adornment; V-Habitations, household utensils, food, tobacco; VI-Agriculture-Weapons-Hunting-Music-Dancing; VII-Transportation; VIII-Monetary System; Writing, Printing, Medicine; IX-Birth-Marriage-Death; X-Religion-Lamas-Architecture-Religious Objects, etc. 8vo/23cm. Brown cloth gilt, light wear in mylar protector, internally fine. Includes significant bibliographical information in footnotes. The author, American scholar-diplomat William Woodville Rockhill (1854-1914), includes personal observations from his two trips to Tibet in 1888-'89 and 1891-'92 sponsored by The Smithsonian Institution. Yakushi (1984 edition) R151..
New York: The Viking Press, 1952. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition (Bari: 1950). xiv, 306pp, 2 endpaper maps, more than seventy black & white illustrations from photographs by the author, reading list, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Cloth, shelf wear only in slightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. A good description by a multi-talented writer and photographer who travelled with the distinguished Tibetologist Guiseppe Tucci on two of his expeditions in the nineteen thirties and forties. Fosco Maraini (1912-2004) was an Italian ethnologist, photographer, film maker, writer and professor. His writings on the disappearing cultures of Tibet and the Ainu people of Hokkaido are considered particularly important. Neate M48; Pinfold 98 and Yakushi M79..
London: Wisdom Publications, 1986. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Second Edition (1979). 8vo/21.5cm. Semi-stiff pictorial wrappers, internally fine. NF. The story of Aten, a Khampa warrior from Nyarong, who through the pen of the editor describes his life in Tibet before the Chinese came and the effects of their occupation on his family and his people; also his role in the guerrilla resistance. Pinfold 218..
Los Angeles: Edwin J. Dingle, 1949. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 4th Printing (1939). [viii], 402, 194pp, 58 monochrome illustrations from author's photographs. 8vo/22cm. Red cloth silver, light rubbing at extremities, typed address tab of previous owner on ffep, otherwise internally fine. The two sections complete in one volume with a lengthy hagiographic Prelude by Louis M. Grafe of the Mentalphysics Institute. Story of an English adventurer who became a religious mystic after visiting China and Tibet about 1909. He published the narrative of his trip across China in 1911 and wrote the part on Tibet in 1939. After several years in Asia, he took up residence in America and founded the Institute of Mentalphysics which became a popular cult until the seventies based in Southern California. Edwin John Dingle (1881-1972) was born in England and died in California. Yakushi D124 (only the Tibet part)..
New York: Walker and Company, 1981. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 164pp, map, 7 photo illustrations. 8vo/23.5cm. Hardcover, light wear in slightly edgeworn dj with 2 small chips, internally fine. An account in diary form of a trip with her husband Harrison Salisbury of the New York Times from Hong Kong through the heart of China to Lhasa, Tibet via the old Silk Road in 1980. The author has written seven books..
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1975. Book. Illus. by Original drawings by Lobsang Tendzin. Fine. Hardcover. 334pp, 31 plates, 17 figures, 3 double-page maps, epilogue, bibliogaphy, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Tan cloth, shelf wear only, short line in pencilled Arabic script on ffep, otherwise internally fine. Rolf Alfred Stein (1911-1999) was one of the foremost Western scholars on Tibet in the twentieth century. When this book was first published in France in 1962 as La Civilisation tibetaine, he was a professor at the College de France. Pinfold (#16) describes this book as "a classic introduction to the civilization of Tibet..." and that its special value "lies in the portrait it paints of the country's traditional culture and society as it existed before the enormous and damaging changes of the last forty years." See also Marshall 1308 and Yakushi 343b..
Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Associates, 1981. Book. Illus. by Photographs by Mary Livingston Ripley. Fine. Soft cover. Whole issue of 140 pages including nine other articles, book reviews, event calendar and commentary. 4to/29.5cm. Pictorial card stock covers, light rubbing and soil, back panel creased, internally fine. The author's article includes 11 color illustrations from photographs (some full page). Observations on a two week field trip to Lhasa and southern Tibet in the Spring of 1980 with his wife. S. Dillon Ripley ( 1913-2001) distinguished American ornithologist was then Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a position he held from 1964 to 1984..