Co. Tipperary, Author & Traveller: Deasy (Capt. H.H.P.) ...





Co. Tipperary, Author & Traveller: Deasy (Capt. H.H.P.) In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan Being the Record of Three Years Exploration, 8vo London 1901. First Edn., Second Impression. Hf. title, port. frontis, lg. fold. map (loose), 7 plts. & numerous full page & text illus., orig. pict. cloth. Good. (1)

* The author was born in Backrock, Co. Dublin, 1866. He had a successful military career and later got interested in travel. He received the Royal Geographical Society's Gold Founders Medal for his explorations in Tibet. He was a pioneering motorist, and later published "The Problem of Road Traffic, its Solution," 1914. He eventually returned to his residence at Carrigahorig, Co. Tipperary. He married Delores, the daughter of Col J.F. Hickie of Slevyre, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, and died in 1947. They had two daughters and a son Rickard, who later founded The National Farmer's Association.

Provenance:  Birr Castle Estate

Auction Date: 30th May 2023 at 10:30am

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