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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

By Duncan, Jane E




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A Summer Ride through Western Tibet.

DUNCAN, Jane E.

London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1906. Octavo. Original olive-green cloth, gilt lettered spine, untrimmed. 74 monochrome illustrations from photographs on 40 plates, illustrations in the text, folding coloured map of Jammu and Kashmir showing Duncan's route. Pale mark across lettering on spine, scattered foxing. A very good copy, with the publisher's slip pasted to the front free endpaper (informing booksellers that they should not offer a discount). First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the Scottish traveller Ella Robertson Christie (1861-1949), inscribed on the blank before the half-title: "Mary E. Haldane, May 1906, from E. C. of C." (Ella Christie of Cowden Castle, her home in Perthshire); and with a loosely inserted note in another hand: "From Miss Christie". The recipient may be Mary Elizabeth Haldane (née Sanderson, 1825-1925), mother of Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane, writer and suffragist, and paternal grandmother of the writer Naomi Mitchison. Ella Christie - described as "objective, articulate, and scholarly" (Robinson) - was the author of Through Khiva to Golden Samarkand (1925), is mentioned several times in the present work and is credited with nine photographic contributions; she also makes a rather splendid entrance: "Soon I heard the music, which had never completely died away, coming very near, and on looking round saw, to my astonishment, a lady walk into the bagh [garden] accompanied by the band and followed by an immense crowd. I was having tea and sent Aziz Khan to give my salaam and ask if she would join me; she came at once, and proved to be a countrywoman of my own on her way from Leh to Skardo. In coming down the hill she had fallen in with the procession, in which she was immediately made the leading figure and was immensely surprised, amused and delighted with her own dramatic entrance into Khapallu, and had no idea till I told her what it all meant" (p. 259). Jane Duncan (1848-1909) was a Scottish explorer whose "travels are full of delight... She was so exhilarated by the clear air and the abandonment of her side-saddle (she chose most daringly to ride astride, like men) that when she chanced upon Ella Christie one day - both treating their meeting in the emptiest corner of Asia as the most natural thing in the world - she chose not to accompany her but to carry on alone" (Robinson, p. 43). A fascinating association copy that links two intrepid women travellers of the early 20th century.

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

Duncan, Jane E

Smith, Elder. Used - Very Good. 1906. Recent cloth, 8vo., 341 pp., illus., folding map. A little foxing to the map, else very sound overall. (Subject: Central Asia.)

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A summer ride through western Tibet

Jane E Duncan

Nabu Press, 2010-07-29. Paperback. Good.

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A SUMMER RIDE THROUGH WESTERN TIBET

Jane E. Duncan

Collins' Clear-Type Press Previous owners inscriptions: Old, pencil price. Book Condition: Good. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Undated. 1st Edition: Unstated. Pages: 316. Description: Monochrome photographic illustrations including frontis. An account of a journey from Srinagar to Skardu and Leh by a lady who took a great interest in Tibetan culture. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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A Summer Ride through Western Tibet

Duncan, Jane E.

London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press, 1913. Hardcover. Very Good. frontis, illustrations, index, 316p. plus (4)p. advertisements at end. Original thin red cloth. 15cm. Backstrip slightly faded. No Jacket. The first edition of this account of travel in what is now Jammu and Kashmir (India) was published in 1906 by Smith, Elder & Co. This small format later edition includes a memoir of the author who died in 1909 [See pages 3-6].

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

Duncan, Jane E.

Collins Clear-type Press, 1909. cheaper edition, three years after 1st, Poor as front cover has come off and been re-applied, not too well. small format, internally the book is in VG condition other than the front cover having come off, and been badly repaired, an interesting account of an early journey on horseback through Western Tibet

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

Jane E. Duncan

London: Collins, 1913. Reprint . Very Good Minus. 4 x 6.25 inches (10.5 x 16 cm). Red cloth binding with light wear to spine and light marking. Previous owner's name to half title page. Clean text throughout. Overall condition is Very Good Minus. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £10.95; Oceania £14.00; Rest of World £13.50. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Size: 4 x 6.25 inches (10.5 x 16 cm). Hardback. Printed pages: 316

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

DUNCAN, Jane E.

London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear-Type Press, [ca. 1910]. Reprint. 12mo; red cloth, gilt-stamped spine, 316 pp, [4] pp, adverts; frontis of the author, illus., photographs. First published in 1906, this travelogue from the peripatetic Scotswoman recounts her travels in Western Tibet and the cultural and religious experiences she observed. This cheap edition includes a memoir, the author having died in 1909 while off on another adventure in East Africa. Some slight sunning to spine, owner's name to frontis recto. A well-preserved copy lacking the dust jacket.

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

Duncan Jane E

HardPress Publishing, 2013-01-28. Paperback. Good.

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