Enclosing a specimen of printing done at Lhasa, in Tibet; Brought from Kalimpong, India by Francis P. Farquhar, for presentation to the members of The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco, 5 November 1951

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Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fine)

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Text in English and Tibetan. Original yellow paper folder with original printing sample laid in. Black lettering and illustration on front panel of folder. The printing sample is one leaf of rice paper printed on both sides in black ink. Folder is dated November 5, 1951. The printing sample dates to c. late 1800s to early 1900s. Folder: 12" x 3 1/2." Printed leaf: 11 1/2" x 3." Folder is very clean and intact except for a few small spots of surface chipping, slight wear to edges and corners, and a small crease in lower-right corner on front. Printing sample is clean and intact overall but has age toning or discoloration and two chips on the left and right edges, one of which slightly affects part of the printed lettering on the left side. A Near Fine copy. A beautiful example of fine printing from Lhasa, Tibet. Folder is in English. The printing sample is in Tibetan. The entire printing sample features calligraphic lettering in a rectangular border. Presented to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974) was an American accountant, mountaineer, environmentalist, and author. Farquhar was involved with a number of clubs and organizations including the Sierra Club, the California Society of Public Accountants, the California Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the California Historical Society. In 1965, Farquhar became the recipient of the Sierra Club's John Muir Award for his work in conservation and mountaineering.