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Among the Tibetans  By Isabella Bird
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1894 Isabella Lucy Bird's account of her journey by horse (and yak!) into the Himalayan kingdoms of Ladakh and Tibet. The original text, first published in 1894, with biographical notes, illustrated... More > with period photos and maps of Ladakh and Tibet. A fascinating cross-cultural voyage of exploration. An astonishing Victorian travelogue.< Less
Among the Tibetans (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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Isabella Lucy Bird (October 15, 1831 - October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveller and writer. She travelled to Canada, Scotland, Australia, and Hawaii. She studied medicine and... More > resolved to travel as a missionary. She visited missions in India, Persia, Kurdistan and Turkey. Her final journey was to China and Korea. Many of her works are compiled from letters she wrote home to her sister in Scotland. Among her books are: The Hawaiian Archipelago (1875), Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880), A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) and Among the Tibetans (1894).< Less
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : Volume II (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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“As these volumes are simply travels in Persia and Eastern Asia Minor, and are not a book on either country, the references to such subjects as were not within the sphere of my observation are... More > brief and incidental. The administration of government, the religious and legal systems, the tenure of land, and the mode of taxation are dismissed in a few lines, and social customs are only described when I came in contact with them. The Ilyats, or nomadic tribes, form a very remarkable element of the population of Persia, but I have only noticed two of their divisions—the Bakhtiari and Feili Lurs. The antiquities of Persia are also passed over with hardly a remark, as well as many other subjects, which have been "threshed out" by previous writers with more or less of accuracy.”< Less
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan : Volume I (Illustrated) By Isabella L. Bird
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“As these volumes are simply travels in Persia and Eastern Asia Minor, and are not a book on either country, the references to such subjects as were not within the sphere of my observation are... More > brief and incidental. The administration of government, the religious and legal systems, the tenure of land, and the mode of taxation are dismissed in a few lines, and social customs are only described when I came in contact with them. The Ilyats, or nomadic tribes, form a very remarkable element of the population of Persia, but I have only noticed two of their divisions—the Bakhtiari and Feili Lurs. The antiquities of Persia are also passed over with hardly a remark, as well as many other subjects, which have been "threshed out" by previous writers with more or less of accuracy.”< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. Bird
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Among the Tibetans written by Isabella L. Bird. Published by DOVER PUBLICATIONS, INC. Isabella Lucy Bird was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian.
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. Bird
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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird. This ebook contains letters that the author wrote to her sister during a six month journey through the Colorado Rockies in 1873. The daughter... More > of a clergyman, Isabella travelled alone and mostly of the time she was on horseback. She is a well educated woman who falls through ice, herds cattle and gets lost in snow storms, among many other adventures.< Less
Vintage Travels in Japan By Babette Abbeywood
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Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less
Vintage Travels in Japan By Babette Abbeywood
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Two Victorian travellers' eye-witness accounts of their adventures while journeying through Japan. Filled with entertaining anecdotes, this special ebook edition is illustrated with dozens of... More > beautiful and evocative photos (many hand-tinted), early postcards; antique prints and engravings. Landscapes, portraits, rural, domestic and urban scenes of traditional daily life, local ceremonies and customs, including marriage, crime and punishment, royal court life, festivals, hara-kiri suicide. In her letters from 1878, published as Unbeaten Tracks In Japan, Isabella Bird complained about the "abominable weather" and the "insect pests". In Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, by Lieutenant J.M.W. Silver, from 1867, we discover the secrets of mixed bath houses, funerals, and criminal executions. This joint re-edition is illustrated with dozens of beautiful and fascinating hand-tinted photos from the period, specially selected, plus prints and engravings.< Less