RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY : PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND WESTERNMOST CHINA (TWO VOLUMES, COMPLETE)

London: Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes Thick octavos, approximately 9 1/2 x 7 inches. Original red cloth with gilt coin decoration to both front covers. Spine titles in gilt. Ex-library set with library markings previously removed from spine leaving a very faint trace of rubbing. Spine titles faded. Corners bumped, edgewear and light general wear. Binding sound. Library pocket and discard stamp to inside board of each volume, perforated library name to title page of each volume and frontis of volume II, and prelim page of volume I. Text clean and bright, pages supple. Maps at end have some tears, overall good.
Vol. 1: xxxviii, 546 pp. Color frontis, two color plates, three foldout plates. Large foldout color map at rear showing portions of Chinese Turkestan and Kansu. Approx. 16x30 inches. 154 pages of photos. Volume II: xxi, 517, 2 [publisher catalog]. Index. Frontis photo of author, 5 color plates, 3 foldout plates, 2 color foldout maps at end. 333 pages of photos. All maps, plates as called for.

A classic, remarkable book of travel, exploration, archaeology, discovery, and scholarship. Good Plus. Item #83568
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