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THROUGH ASIA

by HEDIN, Sven

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New York City: Harper & Brothers, 1899. Hardcover. pp.xviii,1255.,Royal 8vo,,Complete two volume set in original cloth binding,Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952) was a Swedish explorer and geographer. In 1885, he went to Persia as a tutor and was attached to a Swedish-Norwegian embassy to the Shah in 1890. He made many journeys into uncharted areas, particularly in the Himilayas (1893-1898), the Gobi Desert, and Tibet. This title records his impressions while on a journey to make astronomical measurements during the Anglo-Russian boundary dispute of 1893-1894. His account contains much information on the local peoples' way of life and contains two large folding maps - both coloured - and numerous black-and-white photo plates, taken by Hedin, as well as reproductions of some of his sketches. The cloth on both volumes is bright and unmarked, although the spines are darkened, and the cloth at top of the spine of volume I has several closed tears. The boards of both shows light rubbing to the edges. The front hinge of volume I is cracked although the endpapers are tight. Several pages loose (but present). The rear hinge of volume II is also splitting but nothing is loose. Contents clean and bright. Overall, two heavy books in good plus condition.

First published in 1898, by Methuen, in London. This is the first American edition. See Nerhood, 'To Russia and Return' 415.

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BISON BOOKS - ABAC/ILAB CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
9900038466
Title
THROUGH ASIA
Author
HEDIN, Sven
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York City
Date published
1899
Keywords
Himilayas;Tibet;China;;;;;;
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