My journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-NГ©el

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Published by Virago in London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Lhasa (China),
  • Tibet (China)

Subjects:

  • David-Neel, Alexandra, 1868-1969 -- Travel -- China -- Lhasa.,
  • David-Neel, Alexandra, 1868-1969 -- Travel -- China -- Tibet.,
  • Lhasa (China) -- Description and travel.,
  • Tibet (China) -- Description and travel.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAlexandra David-Neel ; with a new introduction by Peter Hopkirk ; photographs taken by the author.
SeriesVirago travellers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS785 .D27813 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 309 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2552609M
ISBN 100860684601
LC Control Number85047947

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