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BONVALOT, Gabriel. En Asie Centrale. Du Kohistan a la Caspienne. Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, 1885.Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt. With folding map and 12 plates. (4),300 pp. Volume I was published in 1884: De Moscou en Bactriane. - This second volume contains the author's first exploration in the foothills of the Pamirs (Tashkent, Samarkand and the river Oxus) in 1880-82. Gabriel Bonvalot (1853-1933), explorateur professionnel, spécialiste de l'Asie centrale, est un des rares Français à avoir traversé le Pamir et le Tibet au XIXe siècle. - With library stamps on title page, otherwise fine.Yakushi B218; Broc, Dictionnaire illustré des explorateurs et grands voyageurs français du XIXe siècle, pp.43-48. [Boeknr.: 32462 ]

€ 75,00

FILCHNER, Wilhelm. Bismillah. Vom Huang-ho zum Indus. 7. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1941.Original decorated cloth. With folding map and 114 photographic illustrations. 347 pp. First published in 1938. - General account of the author's third journey in 1934-38, through Central Asia: Lanchou, Koko Nor, Tsaidam, Cherchen, Khotan-Kashgar, thence crossing the Karakorum Pass, the Depsang Plains, and the Saser Pass, they reached Leh in Ladakh.Yakushi F49a; Aschoff 496. [Boeknr.: 23803 ]

€ 35,00

GERNER, Manfred. Architectures de l'Himalaya. Lausanne, André Delcourt, 1988. 4to. Pictorial boards. With numerous photographic illustrations (several in colours). 160 pp. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 34725 ]

€ 25,00

HEDIN, Sven. Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and adventures in Tibet. London, Macmillan & Co, 1910-1913.3 volumes. Original maroon cloth with gilt vignettes on sides, top edges gilt (spines slightly faded). With 14 maps and 544 illustrations from photographs, water-colour sketches and drawings by the author. XXIII,436; XVII,441; XV,426 pp. Volume 1 & 2 second edition, volume 3 first edition; first published in Stockholm in 1909-1912: Transhimalaya. Upptäcker och äfventyr i Tibet. - Account of the exploration in Tibet and Central Asia, 1906-08. Traversing the Chang-tang in Tibet through Srinagar and Leh he reached to Shigatse. Thence he went back to the Lake Manasarowar along the Tsangpo and descended the Indus, and then towards Leh and returned to Simla by the Sutlej route. He made his way back to Sweden via Japan and the Trans-Siberian Railway, reaching Stockholm in January 1909 after an absence of three years. 'Der Reichtum an geographischer, historischer und ethnologischer, aber auch kultureller Information bleibt auch heute noch in ihrer gesamtheitlichen Darstellung einmalig und unübertroffen' (Aschoff 812). - A fine set.Hess p.25; Yakushi H103; Howgego IV, p.434-438. [Boeknr.: 36617 ]

€ 1250,00

HEDIN, Sven. Transhimalaja. Entdeckungen und Abenteuer in Tibet. 7. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1922. 3 volumes. Original boards. With 10 maps and 397 illustrations. XVIII,405; X,406; X,390 pp. First published in Stockholm in 1909-1912: Transhimalaya. Upptäcker och äfventyr i Tibet. - Account of the exploration in Tibet and Central Asia, 1906-08. 'Der Reichtum an geographischer, historischer und ethnologischer, aber auch kultureller Information bleibt auch heute noch in ihrer gesamtheitlichen Darstellung einmalig und unübertroffen' (Aschoff 812). - (Vol. III stained).Hess p.24; Yakushi H103. [Boeknr.: 25029 ]

€ 125,00

HEDIN, Sven. Transhimalaya. Upptäcker och äfventyr i Tibet. Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1909 - 1912.3 volumes. Original pictorial cloth. With 15 maps and 569 illustrations and plates (several in colours). (14),665,(2); (4),593,(2); (6),591 pp. First edition of Trans-Himalaya. - Account of the exploration in Tibet and Central Asia, 1906-08. 'Der Reichtum an geographischer, historischer und ethnologischer, aber auch kultureller Information bleibt auch heute noch in ihrer gesamtheitlichen Darstellung einmalig und unübertroffen' (Aschoff 812). - A fine set.Hess p.23; Yakushi H103a. [Boeknr.: 32841 ]

€ 225,00

HERMANNS, Matthias. Die Nomaden von Tibet. Die sozial-wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Hirtenkulturen in A mdo und von Innerasien Ursprung und Entwicklung der Viehzucht. Wien, Herold, (1949). Half cloth. With 4 folding maps and 56 photographic illustrations. XVI,325 pp. First edition. - 'Mit der Darstellung der sozialwirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Hirtenkulturen in Amdo und Innerasien gehört das Buch in seiner Zuverlässigkeit zu den besten und unentbehrlichen Arbeiten der gesamten Tibetliteratur' (Aschoff 857).Yakushi H149. [Boeknr.: 24188 ]

€ 45,00

HOOKER, Joseph Dalton. Himalayan journals; or, notes of a naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia mountains, &c. London, Ward, Lock and Co., 1891.Original embossed blue cloth. With portrait, 2 folding maps, 13 plates and many wood-engravings. XXXII,574 pp. First published in London in 1854. - The author, a botanist, explored the Sikkim and East Nepal Himalaya in the years of 1848-50. This is an account of his journey and his botanical observations, and is a classical Himalayan literature in the early Himalayan explorations (Yakushi). Hooker's journal further displayed his observant nature with his many pertinent comments on the social and cultural characteristics of the natives he met (Riddick 127). This book 'was the first to open European eyes to the delights of Sikkim' (Howgego II, p.290). - A classic of nineteenth-century travel literature.Marshall 975; Yakushi H236a. [Boeknr.: 890 ]

€ 225,00

HOWARD BURY, Charles Kenneth, G. BRUCE. a.o. Naar den hoogsten top der aarde. De beklimming van den Mount Everest. Voor Nederland bewerkt door A. Tervooren. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1922). Original cloth, gilt lettering. With folding map and 69 photographic illustrations. 382,(2) pp. First Dutch edition of Mount Everest; the Reconnaissance. London 1922. - Official account of the first Everest expedition of 1921. They reached to the Northcol and discovered the route to the top.Yakushi H247d; Marshall 2634; Neate H120. [Boeknr.: 27832 ]

€ 45,00

HUC, Régis Evariste & Joseph GABET. Reisherinneringen uit Tartarije, Thibet en China. Verhaal der missie-reis in de jaren 1844, 1845 en 1846. Arnhem, Josué Witz, 1855-57.2 volumes. 19th century grey cloth. XIV,409; 295 pp. Rare Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1850 Souvenires d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine. - Record of the famous journey made between 1839 and 1852 by the Lazarist missionaries Huc and Gabet travelling from Macao and Canton through Mongolia to Lhasa.Cf. Cordier, B. S., col. 2119; Yakushi H249; Marshall 1334; Aschhoff 920; Howgego II, p.291; not in Tiele nor Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31542 ]

€ 295,00

LATTIMORE, Owen. The desert road to Turkestan. London, Methuen & Co., 1928.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 double-page maps depicting the road to Turkestand and the Mongolian trade route and 48 photographic illustrations. XIV,331 pp. First edition. - Owen Lattimore (1900 - 989) was an American author, educator, and influential scholar of China and Central Asia, especially Mongolia. During his year in Beijing before departing on his expedition, he met his wife, Eleanor Holgate. For their honeymoon they planned to travel from Beijing to India, he overland, she by rail across Siberia. In the event, the plans were disrupted and she had to travel alone by horse-drawn sled for 640 km in February to find him. She described her journey in Turkestan Reunion (1934), he in The Desert Road to Turkestan (1928) and High Tartary (1930).Yakushi p.234. [Boeknr.: 36048 ]

€ 175,00

LEQUIN, Frank & Albert MEIJER. Samuel van de Putte, een Mandarijn uit Vlissingen (1690-1745). De onbedoelde publicatie van een restant. Middelburg, Stichting VOC Publicaties, 1989. Oblong 8vo. Wrappers. With many facsimiles. 104 pp. Samuel van der Putte was a Dutch adventurer, linguist and scientist who travelled widely through South East Asia, India, China and Tibet. [Boeknr.: 226 ]

€ 35,00

NORTON, Edward Felix, J.G. BRUCE, a.o. De strijd om den top. De jongste beklimming van den Mount-Everest. Voor Nederland bewerkt door Arthur Tervooren. Amsterdam, Scheltens & Giltay, (1926). Original cloth, gilt lettering. With folding map and plates (several in colours). 327 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1925: The fight for Everest: 1924. - The official account of the 3rd expedition to Mount Everest in 1924. Norton and Odell write the two attemps on the summit and the final tragedy, namely the first attempt by Norton and Somervell to 8,534 m., then the second by Mallory and Irvine who passed away eternally. - Nice copy.Yakushi N64d; Neate N31 (English ed.). [Boeknr.: 22234 ]

€ 45,00

VISSER, Philips Christiaan. Door de bergwoestijnen van Azië. Karakorum-, Aghil- en Kuen Lun-gebergte. Rotterdam, Nijgh & van Ditmar, 1931. Original cloth (sl. foxed). With many photographic plates. 412 pp. First edition. - Narrative of the 3rd expedition by Ph.C.Visser with his wife, R. Wiss, J.A. Sillem, Lochmatter, and a surveyor of the Survey of India, to the Karakoram and K'un-lun in 1929-30. Leh, Nubra Valley, the Siachen glacier, Saser Pass, Depsang plains, Karakash, Yarkand and Kashgar.Yakushi p.414: Neate V19; Robinson, Wayward women, p.151. [Boeknr.: 1965 ]

€ 45,00

VISSER, Philips Christiaan. Langs de noordelijke flanken van den Karakorum. Rotterdam, Nijgh & van Ditmar, 1936.Original cloth. With folding map and many photographic plates. 126 pp. First edition. - Account of the author's fourth exploration in the Karakoram in 1935. He engaged in his surveying and exploring the regions between the Nubra and the Shyok rivers, and of the Shaksgam.Yakushi p.415; Neate V19; Robinson, Wayward women, p.151; [Boeknr.: 36690 ]

€ 45,00

VISSER, Philips Christiaan. Naar Himalaya en Karakorum. Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1923.8vo. Original pictorial green cloth, gilt lettering. With 2 maps and photographic plates. 154 pp. First edition. - Account of the Visser's first Karakoram expedition of 1922. He explored the Saser Pass from the Nubra Valley and six glaciers, and reconnoitered Saser Kangri from the west side. Jenny Visser-Hooft (1888-1939) accompanied her husband on four expeditions to the Karakoram Glaciers. She took charge of botany and general planning.Yakushi p.414; Robinson, Wayward women, p.151; Neate V19.. [Boeknr.: 36703 ]

€ 45,00

VISSER, Philips Christiaan. Naar onbekend Midden-Azië tussen Kara-Korum en Hindu-Kush. Rotterdam, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, 1926.Original pictorial cloth gilt (spine slightly discoloured). With 6 maps and 60 photographic illustrations. 253 pp. First edition. - Narrative of the second Dutch expedition to the Karakoram in 1925; Srinagar, Dorikum La, Gilgit, Hunza, and exploration in the Hispar, Batura, and Shimshal glaciers. Jenny Visser-Hooft (1888-1939) accompanied her husband on four Karakoram expeditions in the years 1922-35. Philips Christiaan Visser (1882-1955) was a distinguished Dutch diplomat and mountain explorer.Neate V19; Robinson, Wayward women, p.151; Yakushi V47. [Boeknr.: 32730 ]

€ 45,00


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