Titre : Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China During ...
Éditeur : Open Court Publishing, Chicago
Date d'édition : 1898
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Good
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
X, 342 pages, frontispiece, illustrations, decorated cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Vol. II only. Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt. Reprint edition. From Wikipedia: "Évariste Régis Huc, C. M. , or the Abbé Huc, (1813–1860) was a French missionary Catholic priest and traveller, famous for his accounts of China, Tartary and Tibet. Since the travels of the Englishman, Thomas Manning, in Tibet (1811–1812) , no European had visited Lhasa. Huc stimulated European interest in Central Asia and blazed a trail for Asian studies. ~Crossing the deserts of Koko Nor (Qinghai) , they passed the great Koko Nor lake, with its island of contemplative lamas. After a difficult journey across snow-covered mountains, they entered Lhasa on January 29, 1846. Favourably received by the regent, they opened a little chapel. They had begun to establish their mission when Qishan, the Chinese resident interceded. During the First Opium War (1839-1842) Qishan, then the governor of Zhili province, had entered into negotiations with Captain Charles Elliot, first at Dagu, then at Canton. His action being disapproved, Qishan had been degraded, sentenced to death, reprieved, then sent to Tibet as imperial commissioner. Sensing the potential trouble if Huc and Gabet were to reach India from Tibet, Qishan expelled Gabet and Huc from Lhasa February 26, 1846 under guard. Following an official inquiry into their motives for being in Tibet, they were officially escorted to Canton in October, 1846. Huc remained at Canton for nearly three years, writing his account of travels in China and Central Asia. Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet, et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846 appeared in Paris in 1850. It was soon published in English, in 1851. A German translation appeared in Leipzig in 1855, followed by Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian and Czech editions. Popular editions followed, including an illustrated, simplified story text for schoolboys. It was abridged and translated by Julie Bedier as High Road in Tartary (1948)." ; Ex-Library. N° de réf. du libraire 36791
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