THE GREAT PLATEAU

BEING AN ACCOUNT OF EXPLORATION IN CENTRAL TIBET, 1903,

AND OF THE GARTOK EXPEDITION 190401905

BY CAPTAIN C. G. RAWLING

1905 FIRST EDITION

CLASSIC OF CENTRAL ASIA EXPLORATION

RARE IN ORIGINAL BINDING


This is the first printing of the first edition of THE GREAT PLATEAU: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF EXPLORATION IN CENTRAL TIBET, 1903, AND OF THE GARTOK EXPEDITION 190401905 by Captain C. G. Rawling. This book was published in London by Edward Arnold. The book measures 231mm tall x 148mm and has 324 pages, 57 b/w photos, 2 folding maps, appendix, index. Classic of Central Asia exploration. Two expeditions: Western Tibet & southern Tibet where Rawling observed and described Everestís N side, one of the first Westerners to do so (includes a chapter on Everest). This book has become extremely hard to find in the original binding in collectible condition.

CONDITION: Original blue cloth, gilt lettering cover & spine, gilt decoration front cover, edges untrimmed, original EPs. Clean covers, bright gilt on the front cover & spine, some rubbing at the tips of the corners but nothing too pronounced, solid binding in original endpapers, no foxing, clean pages, better than average condition for this rare book. Price: $1800.


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