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CENTRAL ASIA AND TIBET TOWARDS THE HOLY CITY OF LASSA.
- London 1903, Hurst. Red pictorial cloth, sharp set, 2 vols., 608+644p., 8 color plates, 420 b.w. photos, top edge gilt, 5 fold-out color maps, 17 x 25 cm. bright, clean copy, tight, solid. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE EXCEPTIONALLY RARE An important primary source. Covering the discovery trek beginning in Stockholm to Kashgar, floating down the lonely Tarim, through the desert, across the Takla-Makan desert, a land of perpetual twilight, Lop-Nor and its sister lakes, a reedy desert wilderness, Northern Tibet, mountains, lakes, quagmires at high altitudes. * Across the Gobi, mountain defiles and waterless desert, ruined towns of Lou-Lan, a vanished country, survey of the Lop desert, a wandering lake across Tibet from North to South, travelling amongst clouds, a Dash for Lhassa a forbidden land of the Holy Books, across Tibet to Ladak, highland lakes, to India Kashgar and home. * An exciting primary source, true adventure great reading ! * BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yakushi H 100b. *
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