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Allen, Charles The search for Shangri-La: a journey into Tibetan history. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1999. 0316648108. 305 p., ill. (col. photos). Fine, in near fine dustjacket. A search for the mythical kingdom of Shang-shung in south-west Tibet. Stock ref 174. £12.50

Avedon, John F. In exile from the land of snows. London: Michael Joseph, 1984. 0718124081. 383 p., ill. (col. photos). Fine, with some pencil notes in index. Dustjacket slightly battered at head and tail of spine and corners. An account of Tibetans in exile in India. Stock ref 171. £12.00

Bell, Charles: Portrait of the Dalai Lama. London: Collins, 1946. 1st ed. 414 p., 49 p. of plates (photos), maps on endpapers. VG, in VG dustjacket. Stock ref 158. £20.00

Bell, Charles, Sir: Tibet past and present. London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1927. Cheap edition with a selection of the illustrations. 326 p., numerous photos (b/w), [2] folding maps. Contents VG, with one bifolio (p. 7-10), tipped in, spine damaged, with a piece approx. 5 x 1 cm missing. With old ownership labels of the Geographical Association. This issue 'produced photographically from sheetsof the First Edition'. If you are looking for a copy to read, rather than to look nice on the shelf, this is good value. Stock ref 163. £12.00

Bird, Isabella Lucy (Mrs Bishop) (1831-1904) Among the Tibetans. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1996.. 159 p., ill. Photographic reprint of edition published London : Religious Tract Society, 1904. Stock ref 176. £7.50

Bromage, Bernard: Tibetan yoga. London: The Aquarian Press, 1959. 2nd ed. 244 p., [3] leaves of plates (photos). A good, firm copy, boards a little discoloured, title page a little grubby, no dustjacket. Includes chapters on philosophy, breathing and meditation, eminent yogis, the art of dying, the gods, initiation, rites, art, mind and body and 'the way and its power'. Stock ref 161. £20.00

Cable, Mildred (1878-1952), and French, Francesca (1871-1960): Something happened. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1933. 1st ed. 320 p., [1] folded map. VG, without dustjacket. Small droplet stain on upper board, generally a little grubby. Gently humorous account of intrepid missionaries in Mongolia. The most popular of their many books, they are sympathetic to the people they meet and oblivious to danger. Stock ref 154. £15.00

Crossette, Barbara So close to heaven: the vanishing Buddhist kingdoms of the Himalayas. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.. 297 p., ill. (16 b/w photos), map. Fine, in fine dustjacket. Travels in Bhutan, Ladakh and Sikkim with insights on their culture and Tantric Buddhism. Stock ref 168. £20.00

Drysdale, Helena Alone through China and Tibet. London: Constable, 1986. 0094672008. 207 p., ill. (b/w photos). Fine, in fine dustjacket. Intrepid travels in 1985. Her first book. Stock ref 169. £15.00

Erickson, Barbara Tibet: abode of the gods, pearl of the motherland. Berkeley, CA.: Pacific View Press, 1997. 188189611. 302 p., ill. (b/w photos). Large paperback. As new. An examination of the Tibetan situation, based largely on personal encounters with Tibetans in almost every walk of life. Stock ref 178. £8.50

Feigon, Lee Demystifying Tibet: history, culture, people, from its seventh-day origins to the present day. London: Profile Books, 1999. 1861971486. 241 p., ill. As new, in dustjacket. Stock ref 180. £9.50

Fleming, Peter Bayonets to Lhasa: the first full account of the British invasion of Tibet in 1904. London: Readers Union, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1962.. 319 p. 'This RU edition was produced in 1962 for sale to its members only'. Includes 'Readers News' for April 1962 with news of forthcoming books, including A. J. P. Taylor's 'The origins of the Second World War'. VG with small tears to dustjacket. Stock ref 167. £7.50

Ford, Robert: Captured in Tibet. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1957. 1st ed. 256 p., numerous illustrations (b/w photos). VG, dustjacket torn with bits. An exciting autobiography of his time in Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. Stock ref 164. £15.00

Gelder, Stuart and Roma: The timely rain: travels in new Tibet. With a foreword by Edgar Snow. 1st ed. London: Hutchinson, 1964. 248 p., numerous plates (col. and b/w), maps on endpapers. VG, dustjacket wih price clipped and small piece missing on back, inscription in ink on recto of leaf preceding title page. Stock ref 155. £8.00

Goldstein, Melvyn C. The snow lion and the dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. 0520212541. 152 p., ill. (b/w photos). As new, in dustjacket. An examination of the 'Tibet question', drawing upon the author's deep knowledge of Tibetan culture and tradition. Stock ref 179. £9.50

Guibaut, André: Tibetan venture: in the country of the Ngolo-Setas. Second Guibaut-Liotard expedition. Translated by Lord Sudley London: John Murray, 1947. 1st ed. 206 p., [16] p. of illustrations (b/w photos), [2] p. of maps. VG clean copy, dustjacket rubbed at top corners and a small piece mising from head of spine. Stock ref 162. £15.00

Horne, Alistair (ed.): Telling lives: from W. B. Yeats to Bruce Chatwin. London: Macmillan, 2000. 390 p. VG, in dustjacket. Minor tears to lower edge of dustjacket. A collection of biographical essays, including Edward Harrison on Kim Philby, Duff Hart-Davis on Peter Fleming, Redmond O'Hanlon on Bruce Chatwin, Roger Adelson on Churchill, John Campbell on Margaret Thatcher. Illustrated with b/w photos of each subject. Stock ref 145. £7.50

Lehman, Steve: The Tibetans: a struggle to survive. London: Virgin Books, 1998. 200 p. Mint, in mint dustjacket. Profusely illustrated with photos and artwork, this is a passionate portrait of the spendour and ruin that mark contemporary Tibet. With an essay by Robbie Barnett. If you can't get to Tibet yourself, this book will take you there. Stock ref 166. £15.00

Logan, Pamela Among warriors: a martial artist in Tibet. Woodstock, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 1996. 0879516437. 271 p., ill. (photos). Fine, in near fine dustjacket. Solo travel in eastern Tibet with a special interest in traditional martial arts. Stock ref 175. £9.50

National Geographic index 1888-1988. Second printing. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1989.. 1215, [1] p.; Well-illustrated with numerous colour photographs, with maps on endpapers. Fine, with small tears to edges of dustjacket. Stock ref 187. £10.00

Schaller, George B.: Stones of silence: journeys in the Himalaya. London: André Deutsch, 1980. 1st ed. 292 p., [6] leaves of col. photos, ill., maps. VG, edges of dustjacket worn and price clipped. Along with Peter Matthiessen's The snow leopard, this is one of the very best accounts of Himalayan wildlife and extreme travel. Stock ref 156. £10.00

Sís, Vladimír, and Vanis, Josef: On the road through Tibet. Translated by Iris Urwin. London: Spring Books, [ca. 1956]. 1st ed. 51 p., 224 plates (col. and sepia photographs), [6] foldout leaves of captions to photographs. VG, without dustjacket, but with signature of David Snellgrove, author of 'A cultural history of Tibet'. An account of travel in Tibet in 1954 and 1955, originally written in Czech, with fascinating photographs, including many of traditional costumes. Stock ref 152. £30.00

Stonor, Charles: The Sherpa and the snowman. London: Hollis & Carter, 1955. 1st ed. 209 p., 37 p. of illustrations (photos). VG, dustjacket a little battered at upper edges. A journey from the foothills of Nepal to the lower slopes of Everest in search of the 'Yeti'. Stock ref 159. £9.50

Thukral, Gurmeet & Elizabeth Garhwal Himalaya. New Delhi: Frank Bros and Company, 1987.. 127 p., numerous colour photos, including foldout panorama, maps. With details of potential treks. An extremely well-illustrated introduction to the natural history and customs of this area of Uttar Pradesh. Stock ref 177. £10.00

Thurman, Robert A. F. Essential Tibetan Buddhism. Edison, N.J.: Castle Books, 1997. 9780785808725. 317 p. As new, in dustjacket. A survey of the teachings and varieties of Tibetan Buddhism with essential texts. By one of the West's leading scholars in this area. Stock ref 172. £10.00

Wainwright, Joel Memories of Marple: pictorial and descriptive reminiscences of a life-time in Marple, leisure hours on the banks of the Goyt, the Tame and the Etherow, with stories old and new of bygone days. Guiseley: M.T.D. Rigg, 1989.. [14], 112, [4] p. Almost as new, in as new dustjacket. Facsimile of the edition privately printed in 1899. With old photos and details of many local curiosities. Stock ref 181. £30.00

Wilby, Sorrel. Tibet: a woman's lone trek across a mysterious land. London: Macdonald, 1988. 0356159183. 219 p., ill (col. photos). 'A Queen Anne Press book'. Fine, in near fine dustjacket with price clipped. An expedition across Tibet mainly on foot, with observations on the nomadic way of life and, eventually, Lhasa. Stock ref 173. £15.00

Younghusband, Francis, Colonel: The British invasion of Tibet: Colonel Younghusband 1904. London: HMSO, 1999. 249 p., pbk. Mint condition. In the Stationery Office's series 'Uncovered editions'. Stock ref 148. £6.00

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