Among the Tibetans 1894 ISABELLA BISHOP Travelogue Tibet Kashmir Ladakh India Himalayas Travel Leh Shergol Dumra ~ social life & customs


Title: Among the Tibetans

Author: Isabella L. [Lucy] Bishop

Description: Original green cloth boards, gilt pictorials of a Tibetan gopa on front cover and a hand-held prayer cylinder on the spine. Ex-non circulating library with labels on the front endpapers; no pocket. Pinhole library stamp on the title page and one additional page of text. 21 illustrations (12 plates, including frontispiece, each with pinhole stamp, and nine large, in-text illustrations). 159 pages. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Placed in removable, clear archival sleeve with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.

Travelogue of British explorer Isabella Bishop of the Tibetan region of Ladakh in Kashmir. Her travels here occurred during the years 1889-1890.

[I] The Start.
[II] Shergol and Leh.
[III] Nubra.
[IV] Manners and Customs.
[V] Climate and Natural Features.

Isabella Lucy Bishop (1831-1904) was a British explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. She co-founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar and was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

This volume comes from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Religious Tract Society
Place: [London]
Year: 1894

Keywords: India, Tibet, Tibetan, Buddhism, Himalayas, travel, travelogue, Kashmir, Ladakh, Leh, Shergol, social life, customs, Dumra,

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