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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Printed Books, Maps & Documents

4 October 2017


  • Bhutan.
  • Sale 67 - images/import/8-10.jpg
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Lot 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Sold For: £1,450

East India (Bootan). Papers Relating to Bootan, presented to Parliament by Her Majesty's Command, 15 February 1865/Further Papers Relating to Bootan, 8 February 1866, 2 volumes,
339 pp. & 116 pp., folding lithographed map in first volume, light soiling to titles, manuscript numbering top right to first volume, later cloth, first volume a little rubbed, folio
Scarce accounts of Anglo-Bhutanese relations at the time of the Anglo-Bhutan War of 1864-65, including Sir Ashley Eden's failed mission to Bhutan in 1863-64. Eden was sent to negotiate with the Bhutanese regarding the harbouring of Sikkimese dissidents and free trade but as the mission was unarmed he was forced into signing a humliating treaty, which resulted in the war with Britain and subsequent ceeding of territory.

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