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The Timely Rain; Travels in New Tibet

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The Timely Rain; Travels in New Tibet

by Gelder, Stuart & Gelder, Roma

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Hutchinson of London, London, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 600 g; XXVIII, 248 pages, list of illustrations, foreword by Edgar Snow, 6 appendices and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing Tibet and the surrounding countries. Map frontispiece, showing Lhasa Valley from Sera Monastery. The text is illustrated with coloured and black-and-white photographs. Red coloured boards with gilt illustration to the front panel and gilt writing to the spine. Bumping and rubbing to the head and heel of the backstrip and book corners. The spine is cocked. Heavy shelf wear to the lower book edges and there has been some flecking of the front and back book panels. Some foxing to the text block edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the front taste down. Age toning to the internal pages. Photographic dustwrapper, saying photograph as for frontispiece , with black and white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. The major damage to the dustwrapper has been the total disassociation of the front fold over panel from the rest of the dustwrapper, dustwrapper now in protective library sleeving. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Photography by Stuart Gelder. Description of a journey made to Tibet in 1962. The authors were given the first Tibetan passport issued by Peking. The authors then made the most hazardous flight in the world over the vast ice-bound mountain barrier enclosing the most mysterious country on earth. For five weeks they went wherever they wished. The result of their journeys is this unique book. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Asia; Inventory No: 0105120. .


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Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047 AU (AU)
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The Timely Rain; Travels in New Tibet
Gelder, Stuart & Gelder, Roma
Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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Used - Good Condition
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Quantity available
First Edition
Hutchinson of London
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BZDB2 NOISBN Tibet, Travel, Local History Travel & Places; Asia; The Timely Rain Travels in New Tibet
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About Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047

General secondhand dealers, with 3 cats.We have two shops, 227 Glenferrie Rd Malvern 3144, Victoria 03 9530 2222 ( open 7 days Midday 'til 5.30 PM)And the other at 666 Glen Huntly Road Caulfield South 03 9523 666 open 11:00 am - 5.00 pm-ish the other 6 days. We seem to specialize in non mainstream stuff but read and stock Science-fiction, fantasy, detective fiction, history, biography and true crime, war, natural history. cooking, children's books and try to avoid current text books.We probably have the largest collection of Science Fiction, Penguins and general crime in Victoria in an open shop ( David has 8 bookcases 900mm x 2200mm of sf and f) ( Penny has 8 bookcases 1200mm x 2400 of sf and f )On shelf each shop has 30,000 plus books and we list over 30000 books online


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