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IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND.
Landor, A. Henry Savage.

IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND.

An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release Brought About by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. Harper & Brothers 1899.
1st US Ed. 2 vols. xvi + 307pp. + xii + 250pp. Port. frontis., 8 colour plates, 53 plates, folding map. Ex.-libris Sydney Baldwin Self, some light browning, original bright gilt lettered green cloth with colour ills. to upper board, spines sl. darkened and chipped, t.e.g. First published in 1898. ODNB (Arnold) Henry Savage Landor (18671924), explorer and artist ... In 1896 he undertook a scientific expedition to Tibet, where he was captured and tortured. The book about his experiences, [the above], was translated into all the major European languages, though his scientific data were seen to be of less importance ... in energy and resourcefulness, and in courage and power of endurance, he was the equal of any of the previous generation of great explorers ...
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