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Grenard, Fernand, 1866-

Published by ReInk Books (2017)


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About this Item: ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153750642

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About this Item: 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1904]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - fre, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: fre. Seller Inventory # SD11014968538

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Published by Paris, Librairie Armand Colin, 1904. (1904)

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About this Item: Paris, Librairie Armand Colin, 1904., 1904. 8°, recent navy half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands (rubbed) in six compartments, gilt letter, original printed wrappers bound in (mounted). Uncut. Light browning, some minor marginal stains. In good to very good condition. (2 ll.), iii, 387 pp., large folding map printed in colors. *** First edition thus: a partial reprint of the three-volume Mission scientifique dans la haute Asie, Paris, 1897-98, in 3 quarto volumes plus an atlas volume. An English translation of the volume on Tibet appeared in London, 1904.Jules Léon Dutreuil de Rhins (1846-1894), a French geographer and explorer born at Saint-Etienne, was a world traveler: midshipman on an expedition to Mexico, commander of the Scorpion for the King of Annam (Vietnam), military service in the French Congo (Gabon). In 1890 he proposed an expedition to survey the mountains bordering Tibet and to make the French the first Europeans to reach Lhasa, situated in a valley of the Himalayas at an altitude of 3,600 m. His party (including orientalist Fernand Grenard, his assistant) spent much of 1891-1892 exploring the Kunlun and Karakoram ranges south and southwest of the Takla Makan desert. By 1893 they arrived in Cherchen (Qarqan), setting out for Lhasa with the celebrated guide Mohammed Isa, who had traveled with Francis Younghusband in 1887. They entered Tibet via a route never before traversed by Europeans, but at Tegri Nor (Nam Co), they were halted by a Tibetan delegation. After 50 days of negotiation, the expedition - many of whose members were now ill, and whose supplies were running low - were forced to give up their attempt to reach Lhasa, and turned toward China. They crossed the longest branch of the Mekong (a feat not equaled for another century), but near Tungbundo they were attacked by a party of Tibetans. Dutureuil de Rhins was bound and flung alive into the river. After three weeks trying to recover his leader's body and the expedition's luggage, Grenard headed to Sining in July 1894, then to Peking. Dutreuil de Rhins's account of the expedition was edited for publication by Grenard.*** Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850-1940: Continental Exploration, D37: with a very detailed description of the route. Cordier, Sinica IV, 2893. Copac locates a copy at Cambridge University. Seller Inventory # 21727

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