Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 of 2: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet (Classic Reprint)

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IN the first place I desire to pay homage to the memory of my patron, King Oscar of Sweden, by a few words of gratitude. The late King showed as warm and intelligent an interest in my plan for a new expedition as he had on former occasions, and assisted in the fulfilment of my project with much-increased liberality.

I estimated the cost of the journey at kronor (about and this sum was subscribed within a week by my old friend Emmanuel Nobel, and my patrons, Frederik Lowenadler, Oscar Ekman, Robert Dickson, William Olsson, and Henry Ruffer, banker in London. I cannot adequately express my thanks to these gentlemen. In consequence of the political difficulties I encountered in India, which forced me to make wide detours, the expenses were increased by about kronor but this sum I was able to draw from my own resources.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Sven Hedin


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9781331350750

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.7 cm

Page Count - 700

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