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KAWAGUCHI, Ekai.

Three Years in Tibet with the original Japanese illustrations.

Stock Code
101187
Madras, Theosophist Office, 1909
£500

A translation of papers originally published in Japanese newspapers describing a journey to Tibet through Nepal between 1897-1903 and a year's residence in Lhasa. The author was a Japanese priest and this was his first book in English. Kawaguchi Ekai was a Japanese Buddhist monk and the first recorded Japanese citizen who travelled in Nepal and Tibet.

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Description

First edition, 8vo (24 x 15 cm), with 63 text illustrations, 11 photogravures and one folding map, stamp to inner rear inner cover, slight browning and minor spotting, map with some small splits; publisher's original paper wrappers, spine ends very slightly chipped, piece cut from front free endpaper; all housed in modern black slipcase.

Bibliography

Yakushi K35.

Stock ID:101187

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