London. Readers Union. 1962. Reprint. Stock ID #164722
Maps, black and white photographic plates, 319pp, bibliography, index, good hardback copy in trifle worn dustjacket with closed tear along lower flap. "The story of the invasion of Tibet by a British force in 1904. Conceived by Lord Curzon, then Viceroy of India, as a means of opening Tibet to Anglo-Indian trade and influence and also as a counter-move against supposed Russian intervention in Tibetan affairs, the expedition was carried out in the face of fantastic physical obstacles and in the most cruel climatic conditions in the history of warfare." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 164722).
Price: $30.00 AU