EDEN, Sir Ashley.


Political missions to Bootan,
comprising the reports of the Hon’ble Ashley Eden, -1864; Capt. R. B. Pemberton, 1837, 1838, with Dr. W. Griffiths’s journal; and the account by Baboo Kishen Kant Bose.
Printed at the Bengal Secretariat Office, Calcutta, 1865.

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Rare. A valuable account of Anglo-Bhutanese relations at the time of the war between the two countries in 1864. Eden was sent to Bhutan to protest at the harbouring by the Bhutanese of Sikkimese dissidents after the Anglo-Sikkimese War of 1861. The mission was a failure and Eden’s public humiliation precipitated war with Bhutan.


First edition. 8vo., xi, 138, xi; 206 pp., 2 maps (1 folding, 1 large folding, hand-coloured in outline), modern half calf gilt.



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