Boston: Little Brown & Company. Very Good. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. xii, 296 pages; Contents clean and tight in original red cloth binding with black lettering. Frans August Larson was a Swedish missionary to Mongolia and would go on to become a well respected diplomat with intimate knowledge of the politics of tribal life prevalent on the Chinese-Mongolian border. Larson was the first Christian & Missionary Alliance missionary to Mongolia. In 1893, and Larson travelled from the harbor city of Tientsin to Beijing and then on to Paotao, a distance of over 700 miles. Larson was adept at languages and social interaction. The prince of the province of Ordos provided him with a teacher of the Mongolian language. When he had learned enough to get by on his own, he made his way northward to Urga (modern day Ulan Bator) to refine his new linguistic skills. He settled in Kalgan (Zhangjiakou) on the border between China and Mongolia, just south of the steppes and the northernmost arm of the Great Wall of China. During his 46 years in Mongolia, Larson was hired several times as an expedition leader, including trips with Roy Chapman Andrews and Sven Hedin. . (Inventory #: 40356)
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