RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

 
 
 
Featured items that Catron Grant Books plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Catron Grant Books
Christie and Verne Lucero
2181 Zaragosa Road SE Rio Rancho NM 87124
505-896-2221
www.catrongrantbooks.com
cjl@catrongrantbooks.com
India, Tibet, Central Asia, China, 20th Century Show Biz
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Travels in Tartary, Tibet and China during the Years 1844-5-6
By Regis-Evariste Huc and Joseph Gabet

English translation published 1851.   Second edition The French clerics, Huc and Gabet, sent by the Catholic Church, were the only two European explorers to reach the forbidden city of Lhasa during the nineteeth century. Their interest in and sympathy with Buddhism caused their accounts of their travels to be banned by the Church.

Two volumes bound in tan calf, expertly rebacked preserving original boards and most of the original spines relaid including title and volume labels.  Prize bindings from the Bath Proprietary College (name gilt-embossed on boards) A handwritten dedication on feps.(Christmas 1854) Profusely illustrated with 50 wood engravings per volume. $235.00
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The Back Blocks of China  A Narrative of Experiences among the Chinese,
Lolos, Tibetans and Kachins between Shanghai and the Irrawadi

Sixteen black and white plates and two fold-out maps.
By R.Logan Jack, F.G.S.
Edward Arnold London 1904 First Edition
An account of the escape on foot across Southern China by a group of English travelers fleeing the Boxer rebellion and their stays among China's non-Chinese minorities.  In Very Good Plus condition and exceedingly rare.   $350.00
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Mongolia  The Tangut Country and the Solitudes of northern Tibet Being a Narrative of Three Years’ Travel in Eastern High Asia By Lieut.-Colonel Nikolai Mikhailovich Prejevalsky Two volumes Reprinted by Asian Educational Services 1991 from the 1876 original edition.

Prejevalsky was a Russian Army officer who made four expeditions to Central Asia and Tibet between 1870 and 1885, sent by his government to further Russian interests in the Great Game against Britain. His detailed writings stimulated interest among European explorers and geographers that led to the late-century Golden Age of Central Asian exploration. The two volumes are tight, clean, overall Near Fine. $365.00

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