Luzac's Oriental List and Book Review Volume 7

Luzac's Oriental List and Book Review Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and piquancy in the process of translation and it may well be that a foreigner loses some of the subtler associations which these household words have for those familiar with them as part of the intellectual heritage left them by their fathers. Many of the proverbs given in the present work have a more or less restricted interest and betray their origin by reference to social conditions of purely local origin. Others, again, by their bearing on certain fundamental characteristics of human nature or certain universal generalisations of the human mind have their easily recognisable analogues elsewhere. Many such instances will spontaneously strike the reader. In other cases the author has taken pains to render a particular proverb into its European equivalent. The Rev. E. S. Oakley, Principal of the Ramsay College at Almora, has contributed to the book a short introduction, describing the physical features of Kuinaon, and touching on various interesting points connected with its history. (See Vol. VI. p. 244). Under the title of L'Asie Inconnne M. Gabriel Bonvalot gives an interesting account of a tour unde(taken by him in company with Prince Henry of Orleans over a part of Asia but seldom visited by Europeans. To reach Tonquin by way of Central Asia and Tibet was the aim of the travellers, the route they pursued leading across the Thian-Shan mountains, the great Desert of Gobi, the Tableland of Tibet to the Tengri Nor Lake where, turning sharply to the North, it followed a north-easterly and easterly direction through the mountainous country between Tibet and China, finally turning southward and proceeding to Tonquin by way of Tun-nan. M. Bonvalot's narrative yields much interesting information as to the physical features of the country traversed, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517903
  • 9781236517906