Puteshestvie v Lavran.
[Journey to Labrang. A Buddhist Monastery in the North-Eastern Districts of Tibet. 1905-1907.] St. Petersburg Imperial Geographical Society 1908
First edition pp.(183)-232, 14, 5 plates. Russian text. An offprint from the Newsletter of the Imperial Geographical Society, Volume XLIV, Number IV. A very good copy bound in modern quarter morocco, original wrappers bound in.
Baradin travelled to Labrang via Urga and Kumbum. He discusses the population of Amdo, the position of women, characteristic traits of the Tanguts and their attitudes to Europeans. At Labrang his attention was directed to the history of the town and its monastery, their geographical location and surrounding temples. Baradin also paid a visit to the Head Lama, and commented on monastic self-goverment, the school of knowledge and the monastic way of life. A rare account of the monastery destroyed by the Chinese in 1936, published on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Geographical Society.