New York and London: Harper and Brothers, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes nearly 300 illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author. Details the adventures of the author through Asia during the years 1893 to 1897, including Russia, the Pamirs, Mus-tagh-ata, the Takla-makan Desert, the Gobi Dessert, Northern Tibet and Tsaidam, Peking, and many places inbetween. He describes nearly dying in the dessert, hunting yaks, encountering Tangut robbers, and much more. Photogravure frontispieces to both volumes and a folded map to the rear of each volume, which details the route taken by the author. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front covers. Chipping to the heads of both spines and minor wear to the edges of the boards. There is a small white spot to the front cover of volume two. There is also faint dampstaining to the front cover of volume two and to front and rear top edges of volume one. Dampstaining to a small portion of the top margins of most pages in both volumes (which does not effect text or images; although it does effect the edge of one map). An attractive set despite the noted wear. 1255 pages. TRA/032816.
(Inventory #: 29110)
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