Twenty Years in Tibet. Intimate and Personal Experiences of the Closed Land among all Classes of its People from the Highest to the Lowest. David MACDONALD.

Twenty Years in Tibet. Intimate and Personal Experiences of the Closed Land among all Classes of its People from the Highest to the Lowest.

London: Seeley, Service and Co., 1932. [Far Eastern Travel] FIRST EDITION, PUBLISHER'S FILE COPY. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.318; [10]. With a folding map at rear, and 24 black and white plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's yellow cloth with gilt titles to spine. Top edge yellow. With the black and white illustrated dust-jacket, priced at 18s. 'File Copy' stamps to fore and lower edges, some toning to same. Jacket has some large losses to corners, with chipping to head and tail of spine. Label marks to base of spine. Rare with the jacket; very good. As the son of a Scottish tea planter and a Sikkimese mother, Macdonald had the perfect background to become an astute British trade agent. Brought up as a Buddhist in Darjeeling, he was later converted to Christianity, and took part in Younghusband's military expedition to Tibet. In 1905 he was appointed commercial agent in Yatung and Gyantse, remaining in post until 1925. Item #53914

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