Hardcover. Small quarto. 544pp. Gilt-lettered pictorial papered boards. B/w illustrations. The autobiography of Sven Anders Hedin (1865 – 1952), a Swedish geographer, topographer, and explorer, who wrote extensively about his four expeditions to Central Asia. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1926 American edition. Bumps to corners of boards, fore-edges of boards & free endpapers slightly wrinkled & discolored, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: FROM THE SILK ROAD AND TIBET, THE EPIC MEMOIR OF A BESTSELLING ADVENTURE
Over the course of three decades, Sven Hedin traveled the ancient Silk Road, discovered long-lost cities, mapped previously uncharted rivers, and saw more of "the roof of the world" than any European before him. This epic memoir captures the splendor of now-vanished civilizations, the excitement of unearthing ancient monuments, the chilling terrors of snow-clogged mountain passes, and the parching agony of the desert. A worldwide bestseller in the 1920s, it today introduces a new generation to a man of exceptional daring and accomplishment. The book is illustrated with 160 of Hedin's own drawings.
About the Author:
SVEN HEDIN was born in Sweden, educated in Germany, and spent much of his life roaming Central Asia. He spoke seven languages, published more than fifty books, and won honors and acclaim around the globe. He died in 1952 at the age of 87.
PETER HOPKIRK is the author of five popular histories involving Central Asia, including The Great Game, Trespassers on the Roof of the World, and Setting the East Ablaze (all available from Kodansha Globe). He lives in London.
Title: My Life as an Explorer.
Publisher: Asian Educational Services
Publication Date: 1998
Book Description Asian Educational Services, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Sven Hedin (illustrator). Red leatherette boards with embossed gilt lettering to spine and cover, and printed design to cover. Block clean and tight with some dust staining and signs of light thumbing. Seller Inventory # 002713
Book Description Asian Educational Services India", "New Delhi. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1998. "Asia. Reprint. Seller Inventory # 34404
Book Description Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Reprint. Printed pages: 548 alongwith 68 illustrations and drawings by the author. Seller Inventory # 034404
Book Description Asian Educational Services, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P028120610571
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Book Description Asian Educational Services, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P118120610571
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