Souvenirs d’un Voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet, et la Chine...
by Huc, (Evariste).
2 vols. Paris: Librairie de Adriene le Clere et Cle, 1853. 2 vols. 4to. 440 pp. and 518 pp. Full brown buckram, gilt on backstrip. Library number in white on covers. Second edition, an ex-library copy with the usual markings but complete with the folding map. An important account of a European traveling to Tibet: "At the urging of the vicar apostolic of Mongolia, he set out on an expedition to Tibet in 1844. After much suffering and crossing the punishing Ordos Desert, his party reached the Tibet border in Jan. 1845, where he stayed for a few months at the famous Kunbum Lamasery where he studied Tibetan and Buddhism. The party eventually reached Lhasa 19 Jan. 1846, but Chinese authorities ordered him to Canton in Oct. 1846, where he remained for nearly 3 years before returning to Europe in shattered health in 1852. The present book was famous in its day and was translated into English by William Hazlitt in 1851. "[Huc's] works are written in a lucid, racy, picturesque style, which secured for them an unusual degree of popularity. The SOUVENIRS is a narrative of a remarkable feat of travel, and contains passages of so singular a character as in the absence of corroborative testimony to stir up a feeling of incredulity. That Huc was suspected unjustly was amply proved by later research. But he was by no means a practical geographer, and the record of his travels loses greatly in value from the want of precise scientific data." - Ency. Brit., 11th edition. (Steven Temple) (Inventory #: 106696)
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