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LANDOR, A. Henry Savage. In the Forbidden Land. An Account of a Journey into Tibet Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. In two volumes. First U.S. edition. Tall 8vo., original green cloth with pictorial decoration on the upper boards, t.e.g., (xviii), (307), (308 blank); (xiv), 250pp. With 8 plates in colour, 50 full page plates, numerous illustrations in the text, and a folding map in the rear of volume two. Name on the endpaper otherwise a fine, bright copy. Yakushi L59a.

A. Henry Savage Landor [1865-1924] British explorer who is perhaps best remembered for being captured while travelling in Tibet at a time when it was officially closed to foreigners. He set off for Tibet for ‘geographic and scientific purposes, and to study the manners and customs of those people.' While attempting to reach the forbidden city of Llhasa, he was abandoned by his servants, and set upon by 400 Tibetan soldiers. Landor and his servants were imprisoned and tortured, and his release was only secured after the intervention of a British official and missionary. Landor's account, for obvious reasons, does not paint a positive picture of the Tibetans.



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