The Opening of Tibet.
Book Id: 6689
Landon, Perceval. The Opening of Tibet. An Account of Lhasa & the Country and People of Central Tibet & of the Progress of the Mission sent there by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. Introduction by Col. Younghusband. Doubleday Page, NY 1905, 1st US edition. xvi, 17-484pp, tipped in col. frontis & 51 plts. Orig. green gilt cloth, inner back hinge loose o/w vgc. Colonel Younghusband, the British officer in the Indian army, lead the military operation that Britain planned partly because of the fear of Chinese and Russian intervention in Tibet, and partly to open Tibet to British and Indian trade. 'Younghusband was perhaps the last of the major players in the Great Game' (MacGreggor, Tibet a Chronicle of Exploration) and went on to do some significant exploration in other parts of the world.