Ruins of Desert Cathay.
Personal narrative of explorations in Central Asia and westernmost China.
London, Macmillan and Co, 1912
Popular account of Stein's second venture to Central Asia between 1906 and 1909. From Khotan he surveyed eastwards to Loulan, and in 1907 he reached Tunhwang, where he visited and surveyed the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas.
First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, inscribed presentation copy, both volumes inscribed on the half title, xxxviii, 546, 2(ads); xxi, 517, 2(ads) pp., 3 maps, 13 panoramas, and 343 photographic illustrations, original brown cloth gilt, gilt medallion to upper covers, neat repairs to joints, light wear, a very good copy.
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