Bertsch, Wolfgang. A STUDY OF TIBETAN PAPER MONEY. With a Critical Bibliography.
(Dharamsala, India): Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, (1997). (1997). Very good
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed and there is some light creasing to the spine & to the corners & edges of the wraps. [ix] & 93 pages. 21 full-page illustrations in black & white and color and black-and-white textual illustrations. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.
"Paper currency was only introduced into Tibet in the early 20th century, and yet Tibetan banknotes are arguably the most attractive among world currencies. Those banknotes which survive are a testament to Tibet's independent status prior to 1959, and serve as a tangible reminder of Tibetan material culture." [From the rear wrap copy].