RIDDLES OF THE GOBI DESERT

Hedin Sven

Published by London George Routledge & Sons 1933
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First edition in English. With 25 plates from black and white photographs and a large folding map printed in colour. 8vo, publisher s original brick red cloth lettered in gilt on spines with gilt rules. x, 382 pp. A nice copy, the spine a bit darkened and with some general mellowing typical to books of the period, but solid and firm and free of any spotting. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH BY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS EXPLORERS AND WRITERS OF HIS DAY. Hedin was responsible for putting Tibet on the map, literally. His surveys and mapping expeditions helped to discover for the world the physical geography of the region. This work, translated out of the Swedish by Elizabeth Sprigge and Claude Napier, is the popular account from parts of the International Sino-Swedish Expedition. Hedin described it as a peripatetic university in which the participating scientists worked almost independently, while he (like a local manager) negotiated with local authorities, made decisions, organized whatever was necessary, raised funds and recorded the route followed. He gave archaeologists, astronomers, botanists, geographers, geologists, meteorologists and zoologists from Sweden, Germany and China an opportunity to participate in the expedition and carry out research in their areas of specialty. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: RIDDLES OF THE GOBI DESERT
Publisher: London George Routledge & Sons 1933

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Book Description Asian Educational Services, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Riddles of the Gobi Desert This account of the celebrated Swedish explorer describes his expeditions into northern China and inner Mongolia in 1928 and 1929. Written in his characteristic narrative to simplicity it details his negotiation with the central government of Nan king and aims to increase the archaeological and geographical knowledge of these now desolate areas that were once the hub of Buddhist religion and enterprise. Hedin, in this account traverses a part of the route the Marco Polo tread on, and was performed at the time when China was declared a republic. Printed Pages: 394. Seller Inventory # 69625

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Book Description 1933 First edition, Dutton, New York., 1933. 382pp. Index. 24 b/w photographs. Very good indeed. A lovely copy. Seller Inventory # 12088

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Book Description E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. x + 382pp. Red cloth gilt-lettered on spine & front board. Index. B/w plates. Sven Anders Hedin (1865 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, and explorer, who wrote extensively about his four expeditions to Central Asia. This volume is the companion volume to his "Across the Gobi Desert", and is an account of the renowned traveller's expedition through the region in 1928 -1929. Ex-library copy with just a few marks: call numbers to lower spine, a few faint ink stamps. Otherwise, cloth a bit darkened and lightly rubbed overall, spine ends chafed, page-edges foxed & browned, endpapers unevenly browned, abrasion to rear pastedown, still a solid near-VG copy (no dust jacket). Seller Inventory # 51321

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Book Description E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1933. with 24 b&w photos (illustrator). 1st U.S. ed. 9 x 6, x + 382 p., Spine gilt rubbed, legible but faint. Companion vol. to "Across the Gobi Desert" which also contains all the maps prepared by, the author for this Sino-Swedish expedition. This volume treats events occurring between 1928 and 1930 with travel between Urumchi [Xinjiang, NW China] and Peking. Good. Red cloth. Solid. No writing. Spine with 3" damp stain., without DJ. Seller Inventory # 011351

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Book Description George Routledge & Sons, 1933. 1st English Ed. viii + 382pp. 24 plates, folding map. Some very light browning, original cloth, minor soiling and wear, boards sl. softened. With Christine Rossetti poem Remember me in manuscript to flyleaf. US$77. Seller Inventory # 253037

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Book Description London George Routledge & Sons Ltd First English Edition, 1933. 8vo. x, 382pp. Illustrated with 24 plates and a folding map to the rear. In brick red cloth with gilt titles to spine. A near fine copy of this uncommon travel title. Seller Inventory # 6458

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