First edition first printing. Signed and inscribed by author on the ffep dated December 1995 and also signed on the half-title page. Hardcover in full burgundy cloth with DJ. Condition very fine, square and tight book. DJ very good+ with one closed tear and slight edgewear at top corners and top of the spine. Folio, 192 pages, profusely illustrated with full page and smaller photographs by Thomas Laird. Price clipped. No markings of any kind, no underlinings no highlights, no bent pages. Not a reminder. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : In its heyday (1400-1600), The Kingdom of Lo dominated the Kali Gandaki River trade between India and Tibet. By the 18th century Lo had lost control over this trade and had been incorporated into the modern Kingdom of Nepal. Isolated deep in the Himalaya, Lo's heriditary rajas retained most of their feudal powers and the area remained closed to the outside world until 1991. In the spring of 1992, author Peter Matthiessen and correspondent-photographer Thomas Laird traveled deep in the secret valley of Sao Kohla, tucked high in the northernmost reaches of the Himalaya. They were the first Westerners to venture there in thirty years.
Matthiessen's expansive narrative and Laird's poignant photographs reveal a place where mountains five miles high cast their shadows over the deepest canyon in the world; where 150-million-year-old fossils rise to the light of day at 13,000 feet; and where mountain nomads spend their lives herding their flocks across desolate slopes and through desert valleys, "utterly lost in the eternal earth and air".
About the Author: Peter Matthiessen, distinguished novelist, naturalist, journalist, and explorer, was born in New York City and has been a commercial fisherman and charterboat captain. He participated as a diver in the worldwide search for the great white shark that culminated in his book Blue Meridian and in the film Blue Water, White Death. His fiction includes Race Rock; Partisans; Raditzer; At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was nominated for a National Book Award; and most recently Far Tortuga. His nonfiction includes The Tree Where Man Was Born, which was nominated for a National Book Award, The Snow Leopard, which won a National Book Award in 1979, and In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
Titre : East of Lo Monthang: In the Land of Mustang
Éditeur : Shambhala
Date d'édition : 1995
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre État : Acceptable. The pages show normal wear and tear. The pages have some curl. Fast Shipping - Safe and Secure Mailer - Our goal is to deliver a better item than what you are hoping for! If not we will make it right! The cover has visible markings and wear. N° de réf. du libraire 1XGFSU0002NA_ns
Description du livre Shambhala, Boston, 1995. 4°, geb. Pappeinbd. m. OSU., 192 S. - Schutzumschlag teilw. stärker bestoßen, sonst gutes Exemplar. Buch. N° de réf. du libraire 003470
Description du livre Shambhala October 1995, 1995. Hardcover. État : Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. N° de réf. du libraire 227294
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books, 1995. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG1570621314
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books 1995-10-24, 1995. Hardcover. État : good. 1st. 1570621314. N° de réf. du libraire 579426
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books, 1995. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 192 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 118709
Description du livre État : Brand New. New. N° de réf. du libraire A14642
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books, 1995. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. N° de réf. du libraire P021570621314
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books. Hardcover. État : Fine. 1570621314 Like New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire LN7.0668981
Description du livre Shambhala/Timeless Books. Hardcover. État : New. 1570621314 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW7.0668981