Diary of a Journey Across Tibet Originally published in 1894, this
is Captain Hamilton Bower's detailed diary of his travels
through Tibet and China before the turn of the century. The book is
extemely rare in its original format, and this is the first time it
has ever been republished. The book contains a great deal of
information for bot hhistorical and geographical interest, along
with over 30 illustrations. Excerpt - This book is the plain
unvarnished diary kept during my journey across Tibet and China,
written often with half-frozen fingers in a tent on the Chang, or
by a flickering light in Chinese rest-houses, a chapter on the
Country, Religion, Fauna, etc., only having since been added.
Contents include: From Simla to the Frontier, Commencement of
Exploration, Deserted by our Guides, Meeting with Nomads, In the
Neighbourhood of Lhaha, Negotiations with Lhaha Officials, Marching
Northwards, Entering Inhabited Country, Country With Stone Houses,
Deserted by the Guides, In the Neighbourhood of Chiando, Chiando to
Garthok, Garthok to Lithang, Lithang to Ta Chen Lu, Through China
back to India, Religion, Country, People, etc. + Full Index. Many
of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s
and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable,
high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.