Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine
pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846
Huc (1813-1860) was a French Lazarist missionary who went out to China in 1839. He stayed in Macao 18 months, then made his way to Peking and eventually to He Shuy, just inside the Mogolian border, where he devoted himself to learning the language and customs of the Tartars. He set out on an expedition to Tibet in 1844. After much suffering his party reached the Tibetan border in January1845, where he stayed for a few months at the famous Kunbum Lamasery and studied Tibetan and Buddhism. The party eventually reached Lhasa on 19 January 1846, but Chinese authorities ordered him to Canton in October 1846, where he remained for nearly 3 years before returning to Europe in shattered health in 1852.
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Cont. half calf, marbled paper boards, spine on 4 raised bands with black leather title shield. Large folding map at front of vol. 1. Bindings sound, covers lightly rubbed, pages fresh and clean. Good set.