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Lot 171: TIBET. A COLLECTION OF 12 VOLUMES
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Hedin, Sven. Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. New York, 1909, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 2 volumes, illustrated from photographs, watercolour sketches and drawings by the author, 10 maps (some folding), pictorially stamped purple cloth, a few repairs, cracked at rear hinge
Landon, Perceval. A Lhassa. Paris, 1906, FIRST EDITION, plates, original red cloth gilt, light wear to binding, leaning
Garnier, Francis. De Paris au Tibet. Paris, 1887, second edition, engraved plates, folding map, contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, with the arms of Lycée Corneille on upper cover, [Chr. Loitin?, prize label from Lycée Corneille, dated 31 July, 1902], minor spotting, light wear to binding
Ollone, Henri d'. Les Derniers Barbares, Chine, Tibet, Monglie. Paris, 1911, PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, blue cloth with original wrappers bound in, 3 maps (one loosely inserted and in 2 pieces)
and 7 others, mostly 8vo (12)
There was a third volume published for Sven Hedin's Trans-Himalaya series in 1913, but the two-volume set is complete in itself.
Huc, M. Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China. No date.
Maillart, Ella K. Forbidden Journey. From Peking to Kashmir. 
David-Neel, Alexandra. My Journey to Lhasa. 1927
Maraini, Fosco. Secret Tibet. 1952
Dingle, Edwin John. Borderlands of Eternity. 
Candler, Edmund. The Unveiling of Lhasa. 1905
Bonvalot, Gabriel. L'Asie Inconnue. No date.
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