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HALLETT, HOLT SAMUEL: - A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States. London & Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1890.

 1494626276,
. Pp. xxxvi, 484, adv. 24. With 8 folding maps and numerous illustrations in the text. Original decorative pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt. Corner slightly rubbed. Bookplate (library). With old inscription on half title. First edition. In 1876 Haller travelled by elephant across the Shan states (Eastern Burma) and Siam primarily to investigate the possibility of building a railway linking the countries with British India. It's a comprehensive narrative with information about the people, topography, trade and customs, etc. and supplemented with interesting illustrations. The eight maps show the route by different regions, with indication of a proposed railway. A wonderful copy. Cordier BI 629. Herbert (World Bibl. Series; Burma) no. 48.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2182.6 | £UK 1545.5 | JPą 237603] Book number 100624

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