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Henri Mouhot's Diary

£34.99

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Henri Mouhot, a young French naturalist, left his new wife and travelled to the little-known jungles of Indo-China, searching for specimens of animals, birds, plants and so on, all required and requested by institutions and individuals at home in France. His diary is written in an easy and accessible style - but will of course sometimes express views perhaps not compatible with those of today. It does, however, present a fascinating picture of life in the Far East between the years 1858 and 1861, and also a verbal portrait of the man himself. One also feels for his wife, left a widow at home in France after his death in the forest in Laos.

Henri Mouhot (1826-1861) was a French naturalist and explorer of the mid-19th century. He was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, France, near the Swiss border, but spent his childhood in Russia and possibly, parts of Asia. He died near Naphan, Laos. He is remembered mostly in connection to Angkor. Mouhot's tomb is located just outside of Ban Phanom, to the east of Luang Prabang.

Our 1st edition copy is in very nice condition, and has an unclipped dust jacket with the price in Malaysian dollars. The jacket shows a few signs of age, with a general air of grubbiness, one or two small tears and stains, and some rubbing to edges and angles. The book, however, appears externally almost 'as new', the blue cloth covers clean and gilt lettering on the spine bright. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all illustrations present; all pages clean; no foxing.

Item details

Author(s):
Pym, C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
162
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur

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Henri Mouhot, a young French naturalist, left his new wife and travelled to the little-known jungles of Indo-China, searching for specimens of animals, birds, plants and so on, all required and requested by institutions and individuals at home in France. His diary is written in an easy and accessible style - but will of course sometimes express views perhaps not compatible with those of today. It does, however, present a fascinating picture of life in the Far East between the years 1858 and 1861, and also a verbal portrait of the man himself. One also feels for his wife, left a widow at home in France after his death in the forest in Laos.

Henri Mouhot (1826-1861) was a French naturalist and explorer of the mid-19th century. He was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, France, near the Swiss border, but spent his childhood in Russia and possibly, parts of Asia. He died near Naphan, Laos. He is remembered mostly in connection to Angkor. Mouhot's tomb is located just outside of Ban Phanom, to the east of Luang Prabang.

Our 1st edition copy is in very nice condition, and has an unclipped dust jacket with the price in Malaysian dollars. The jacket shows a few signs of age, with a general air of grubbiness, one or two small tears and stains, and some rubbing to edges and angles. The book, however, appears externally almost 'as new', the blue cloth covers clean and gilt lettering on the spine bright. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all illustrations present; all pages clean; no foxing.

Author(s):
Pym, C.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
162
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Kuala Lumpur

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