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Tashkent

By Council of Ministers of the Uzbek SSR

Tashkeny: Intourist , 1971. Vintage tourist guide to Tashkent 32p. illus.. First Thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. Brochure/Pamphlet.

$12.50

What is Asia to Us?: Russia's Asian Heartland Yesterday and Today

By Hauner, Milan

London: Routledge, 1992. "What is Asia to Us", now available in paperback, looks at the uneasy relationship of Russia and Soviet Central Asia. It examines both the significance of Asia to the Russian mind and the place that Asia has occupied in Russian geopolitical thinking over the last hundred years, showing that recent outbreaks of violence are only the latest manifestation of long-standing tension. Hauner surveys events from the conquest of Turkestan to the invasion of Afghanistan and beyond in order to reassess existing theories about Russia's aims in Asia. He also examines the views of Russians themselves and explores the place of Eurasia in Mikhail Gorbachev's vision of a "common European house". This book should be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in the fields of Russian and Soviet history and politics, international relations and geography.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

The Royal Hordes, Nomad Peoples of the Steppes

By Phillips, E.D.

New York: McGraw Hill, 1965. A history of the nomads of the Eurasiatic steppes from earliest times until the 5th.century chapter: 1, The Nomad Peoples of the Steppes; 2, The Rise of Pastoral Societies; 3, The Indo-Europeran Migrations; 4, The Scythians; 5, The Nomads of Central Asia & the Sarmatians; and, 6. The Nomads of the East. 144p. Illus [some col.] maps, bibliography index.d.j.. 1st US Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$15.00

Frozen Tombs of Siberia: The Pazyryk Burials of Iron-Age Horsemen

By Rudenko, Sergai L.

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1970. The frozen conditions of the Altai region of Siberia preserved the contents of the barrow tombs which were first excavated excavated at Pazyryk in 1929, and later by the author from 1947-1949. In addition to metal and ceramic materials they discovered mummified bodies and finely decorated leather and textiles and carved wooden artifacts reflecting the life of the people and their horses. 340p. (plus 147 B & W plates anhd 33 color plates) Illus, bibliography, index. [NOTE A very heavy, oversized volume weighing almost 2 kg/ 4 lbs.]. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Translated By M.W.Thompson.

$195.00

Samarkand and Bukhara (Travels to Landmarks)

By Lawton, John

U.S.A.: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 1991. The author explores in detail not only the monumental buildings of Samakand and Bukhara, withtb their majestic facades, domes, towers and intricate tilework, but also the markets, alleys and local haunts, and through contemporary descriptions of life under Timur's rule the medieval cities are brought to life and illutrated with gorgeous photographs of the monuments. 128p. illus index. . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Photographs By Francesco Venturi.

$25.00

Mongol Journeys

By Lattimore, Owen

London: Jonathan Cape, 1941. Here is a book about Inner Mongolia, that mysterious, debatable land between three warring empires - Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. It is a country in decay, a civilization which has been seven hundred years declining since Jenghis Khan, conqueror of Asia, died. Jenghis Khan is still a familiar name, the name of one who will return one day to lead his people again. The early chapters of Mr. Lattimore's book describe his pilgrimage through the Ordos to see the annual sacrifice to the warrior emperor, a journey both difficult and dangerous, since transport is by horses, which have to be commandeered at each stage, and the escort is composed of soldiers who have been bandits and may revert to banditry without notice. Much of the rest of the book is devoted to other journeys on which the author learned more about these nomadic tribes, their beliefs and their customs. The book is a fascinating collection of adventures, folk-lore, customs and ceremonies, and it is made infinitely more interesting because Mr. Lattimore invariably tries to find the reason for everything, even though its origin is buried beneath the tradition of centuries. It is also a gay and amusing book, and the reader will be glad to meet the author's cheerful, cross-eyed Mongol friend, Arash, who piloted him through the country and preserved him from the worst of gaffes.". 284p. plates. Neart tight copy . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

The Light Garden of the Angel King : Journeys in Afghanistan

By Levi,Peter

Newton Abbot: Reader's Union, 1973. A trip through Afghanistan (accompanied by Bruce Chatwin who took the photographs) ostensibly in search of the the passage of Alexander the Great - but full of fascinating details about the various cultures and the travellers who passed that way. This copy very clean and crisp. 287p. illus. index . Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Across the Roof of the World.

By Shrede, Wilfred

London: Staples Press, 1954. Translated from the Norwegian by M.A. Michael. When the Nazis invaded Norway Wilfred and three young friends decided to enlist in the Norwegian Air Force training camp in Toronto, but to get there took a circuitous route though Russia and Chinese Turkestan. After many adventures, accidents and delays, and a brutal round trip through the Taklamakan desert, the author finally, a year later, reached "Little Norway in Toronto. 255p. plates maps on endpapers. Dj has some tiny scuffs and tears, now protected in plastic sleeve.. 1st UK Edition. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Trans .M.A.Michael.

$35.00

The Trail of War. On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia.
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The Trail of War. On the Track of Big Horse in Central Asia.

By Hedin, Sven

New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2009. This is the first paperback edition of the classic book on Central Asia first published by Macmillan in 1936. Foreword by John Hare " Sven Hedin tells the story of a remarkable expedition he made to the remote Chinese province of Xinjiang. Commissioned by the Chinese to map a road through one of the most inhospitable regions in the world, Hedin set out on a journey that saw him become entangled in a bloody war for independence that was raging in the province. Struggling through the battle-scarred land, Hedin encountered rebel fighters and bandits, was imprisoned and nearly executed. The heart of the story is dominated by the legendary figure of Ma Chung-Yin - 'Big Horse' - leader of the uprising. An enthralling account of drama and high adventure, "The Trail of War" is also an extraordinary portrait of Central Asia and its people.' 248p. illus [B & W] map ption: Map, black and white photographic plates, 248pp, paperback. S Map, black and white photographic plates, 248pp, paperback. SBookseller Inventory # 127362 Editorial Reviews:. Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$15.00

Mummies of Urumchi
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Mummies of Urumchi

By Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1999. " Elizabeth Barber takes us on a fascinating journey to a remote part of arid Western China. Here 4,000-year-old mummies chronicle ethnic diversity along the ancient Silk Road that linked East and West for many centuries. Barber's complex detective story melds remarkably preserved woolen textiles with the latest medical technology to illuminate a little known chapter of Central Asian history." 240p. illus [some col.] bibliography index. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. As New.

$15.00

Early Jesuit Travellers in Central Asia (1603-1721)

By Wessels, C.

Delhi: Book Faith India, 1998. [Originally published 1924] " ....the often forgotten pioneering travel and discoveries of Jesuit missionaries in Asia, especially Tibet....a compilation of geographical, historical and cultural information collected by the Jesuits during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Each chapter details fascinating first impressions of people and things unseen by any Europeans before. ". Re-issue. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

The Incredible Mile: Siberia - Mongolia - Uzbekistan.

By Elvin, Harold

Newton Abbott: Readers Union , 1971. Describes travelling along the Trans-Siberian railway to Nakhodka with a detour to Mongolia and returning through Central Asia. 263p. plates maps index. Clean and crisp. Name of prvious owner on ffep, else fine . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$12.50

Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road
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Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road

By Stevens, Stuart

New York: Atlantic Monthly Pr., 1988. "This account of travel in Chinese Turkistan, closed to foreigners since 1949, shows a world where bureaucratic hazards often loom larger than geographical ones. In the late fall of 1986, Stevens, a young political consultant and writer, invited three friends to join him on an unlikely 5, 000 mile quest along China's ancient Silk Road. Their goal was to retrace the steps of a famous journey made in 1936 by Peter Fleming, an eccentric British writer/traveler who ...had a flair for exceptional adventures.". Trade Paperback. Near Fine.

$10.00

The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation

By Skelton, R.A; Marston, Thomas E & Painter George D.

New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 1975. . "Because evidence concerning the Viking discovery of North America in the tenth and eleventh centuries is so incomplete, investigation of this area of history will be substantially aided by the discovery of new documents. Such is the claim made for the previously unknown manuscripts here published for the first time. They are two documents copied about 1440 from much earlier originals, now lost. The first is an account of Friar John of plano Carpini's mission to the Mongols in1245 -47. The second is a world map, including the western ocean, with delineations of Iceland, Greenland, and a land mass named Vinland which represents the North American mainland known to the medieval Norsemen. This map is the earliest known [and indisputible ?] cartographic representation of any part of the Americas. 289p. illus.bibliograohy index fold-out maps.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$30.00

Eastward to Tartary : Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus
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Eastward to Tartary : Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus

By Kaplan, Robert D.

New York: Vintage, 2001. "..a spellbinding journey into the heart of a little known but volatile region, stretching from Romania and Bulgaria to the far shores of the oil-rich Caspian Sea ... He ventures from Turkey, Syria and Israel to the turbulent countries of the Caucasus ... fascinating reading for anyone concerened about the state of our world for decades to come."364p. bibliography.index. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

By Burnaby,Frederick (Intro. Eric Newby)

London: Century, 1983. Facsimile, with new introduction, of famous travel adventure first published in 1876. Fred Burnaby "Unknown to his superiors,who would have forbidden the venture, rode over a thousand miles across steppe and desert,struggling through blizzards and snowdrifts, to reach forbidden Khiva." Trade Pbk. 390p.map. Condition : V.Good. Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$21.00

In Xanadu : A Quest
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In Xanadu : A Quest

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo/HarperCollins, 1990. A fascinating journey from Jerusalem across Central Asia in search of the legendary court of Kublai Khan. (remainder mark). Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$8.00

A Ride to Khiva : Travels and Adventures in Central Asia

By Burnaby,Frederick (Intro. Eric Newby)

London: Century, 1983. Facsimile, with new introduction, of famous travel adventure first published in 1876. Fred Burnaby "Unknown to his superiors,who would have forbidden the venture, rode over a thousand miles across steppe and desert,struggling through blizzards and snowdrifts, to reach forbidden Khiva." Trade Pbk. 390p.map. Condition : V.Good [Ready to ship - you don't have to wait for it to be printed !]. Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$21.00

Trespassers on the Roof of the World : The Race for Lhasa

By Hopkirk, Peter

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983. 274p. plates bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

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