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Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China and Mongolia 1921-1925

Cabot, Mabel H.; Watson, Rubie S.

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ISBN 10: 1931788081 / ISBN 13: 9781931788083
Edité par Aperture, New York, 2003
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First edition 2003. Hardcover in full black cloth with DJ. Condition as new inside, square tight and clean book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, covers with slightest wear at spine ends, Not a reminder. DJ near fine, bright, no tears no chips, slight wear at top corners, Price Not clipped. Oblong 4to, 192 pages, illustrated throughout with full page plates and smaller images. Large book will require additional postage for priority or international orders. N° de réf. du libraire 013371

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Titre : Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet...

Éditeur : Aperture, New York

Date d'édition : 2003

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : 1st Edition

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In the early 1920s, the last great age of world explorers, a remarkable young woman named Janet Elliott Wulsin, set out with her husband, Frederick Wulsin, for the far reaches of China, Tibet and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora and fauna of the region. Wulsin's strenuous, eventful exploration is detailed by a text enriched with excerpts from her candid personal letters. The journey proved to be a test of the Wulsins' endurance and of their relationship. While in Asia, the Wulsins took many extraordinary photographs, which form the heart of this richly-produced publication. They documented tribes people and sublime desert landscapes, and, most remarkably, were allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, including Choni, Kumbum and Labrang. Several dozen rare, hand-painted lantern slides survived and are reproduced here in splendid color.
The photographs from the Wulsin Expedition, now in the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, in collaboration with whom this volume is being produced, are a testament to the great spirit and success of a remarkable woman explorer.
“[the] pictures are thrilling and romantic: Janet in various native costumes, the insides of temples never before photographed... (sun-glasses, boots, rustic camps, also make this a costume designer's fantasy of a book).”
--Los Angeles Times
“Janet Wulsin covered thousands of miles in remote China on foot, mule, camel and raft, developing and cataloguing astonishingly beautiful, otherworldly photographs... Wulsin's diaries and letters are as illustrative and vivid as the photos themselves.”
--Washington Post

About the Author:

Mabel H. Cabot has written for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, and Smithsonian.

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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