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. Corners bumped, edgewear and light general wear. Volume II, lightly shaken, but binding sound. Text clean and bright, pages supple. 154 illustrations, mostly photographs. Maps at end have minor tears, overall good. (loose, laid in).
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 panoramas, 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. Item #84607