SYKES, Ella; Percy Sykes.

Through deserts and oases of Central Asia.

£575

Through deserts and oases of Central Asia.

London, Macmillan, 1920

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Description

An account of nine months spent in Chinese Turkestan and the Pamirs in 1915 when Sir Percy Sykes was acting Consul-General in Kashgar, the capital of Chinese Turkestan. Part I, written by Ella Sykes, gives an account of the journey; she is supposed to be the first European woman to make this journey and only the second to visit Khotan. Part II, written by Sir Percy Sykes, deals with the geography, history, and customs of the region.

Description

First edition. 8vo, xii, 340pp., errata slip, 2 maps (1 in pocket at end), frontispiece, photographic plates, original black cloth, Chinese calligraphy on red panel to upper cover, light wear, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Ghani p.362; Robinson p.59; Yakushi S398.

 

Stock ID: 98866