Lot 64 of 319:
Huc's Travels in Tartary, Thibet & China 1844-6  

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Title:
Travels In Tartary, Thibet, and China, During the Years 1844-5-6

Author:
Huc, M [Evariste Regis]

Place:
London

Publisher:
Office of the National Illustrated Library

Date:
[c. 1852]

Description:

2 volumes. [3], 293; 304 pp. Translated from  the French by W. Hazlitt. Illustrated with approx. 100 illustrations from wood engravings plus a folding map. (8vo) 18.8x12.5 cm (7¼x5") embossed publisher's cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt top edges, Vol. II with ads on endpapers. First English Edition.

Abbe Huc's detailed account, first published by Le Clere of Paris in 1850, is an important primary source on the areas covered and one of the great classics of Asian travel and adventure. Former owner bookplate on pastedown of volume 2.


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Condition:
Light wear to cloth, spines slightly leaning, bumping and fraying to some corners; occasional foxing and toning throughout, maps toned with some foxing and light creasing; very good.


 
Item number:
318598
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