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ABRAHAM, J. Johnston.
My Balkan Log.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1921. First edition.
Tall 8vo., orig. maroon cloth, (viii), 311pp. Some rubbing o/w a very good copy.
An account of the experiences of J. Johnston Abraham, a Scottish doctor serving in the Serbian Army Medical Corp during the Serbian Campaign of 1914-15.

$225     Book Number: 31487         Order / Enquire


ALEXANDER, Michael.
Offbeat In Asia. An Excursion.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1960). First edition.
Cloth, 180pp. Fine in a very good d/w.
An 18,000 mile trip through Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan.

$45     Book Number: 9172         Order / Enquire


ALLEG, Henri.
Red Star and Green Crescent.
Moscow: Progress Publishers, (1985). First edition in English.
Cloth, 230pp. A nice copy in d/w with a bit of wear to spine ends.
The pre-Soviet and post-Soviet history of Central Asia by a left-wing French journalist.

$45     Book Number: 11512         Order / Enquire


ALLEN, W.E.D. (editor).
Russian Embassies To The Georgian Kings (1589-1605) Edited....
Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society, 1970 In two volumes. Second Series ,Vol. CXXXVIII and CXXXIX.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xxxii, 368; (x), 369-640pp. Signature of historian A.P. Thornton on the e/papers, spines lightly faded o/w fine.


$250     Book Number: 33474         Order / Enquire


ARNOLD, Guy.
Journey Around Turkey.
(London): Cassell, (1989). First edition. Inscribed by the author.
Cloth, 182pp. Fine in d/w.
In spite of the title, the travels outlined in this book are concentrated in the heartland of central Turkey; the area centered on the Hittite city of Hattusas and extending west to Ankara, south to Kayseri, and north to the Black Sea. Following two of Turkey's longest rivers, the author visits small towns and villages. An interesting account.

$100     Book Number: 11510         Order / Enquire


ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam.
Oriental And Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures In Siberia, Mongolia, The Kirghis Steppes, Chines Tartary, and Part of Central Asia.
London: Hurst And Blackett, 1858. First edition.
Sm.4to., cont. half calf, cloth, (xii), 611pp. Some scattered foxing in the margins of some plates, the large linen backed map is foxed on the rear with splitting to some folds without loss, binding rubbed but certainly a very good copy.


$1250     Book Number: 31389         Order / Enquire


ATKINSON, Thomas Witlam.
Travels In The Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China. With Adventures among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Tousemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks: the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes.
London: Hurst & Blackett, 1860. First edition.
Tall thick 8vo., recently rebound in half calf, marble boards, xiii, 570, (3)pp.ads. Piece torn from top of the half title, blind-stamp on one leaf, map neatly repaired at verso of one fold, o/w a fine copy.
The author gives an account of his trip through Central Asia, from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific, taking in the area from Cashmere and Pekin in the south, to Siberia in the north. His observations of the various areas, the caravan routes, the political and religious tensions of the peoples, and the natural history of the regions are detailed and well described. The appendices list the mammals, birds and flora of the various regions.

$750     Book Number: 12649         Order / Enquire


BARBOUR, Philip L. (editor).
The Jamestown Voyages Under The First Chapter 1606-1609. Edited by....
Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society, 1969. In two volumes. Second Series, Vols. CXXXVI and CXXXVII.
Tall 8vo., orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board, xxviii, (248); viii, 249-524pp. Spines faded o/w fine.


$165     Book Number: 33480         Order / Enquire


BEARDSLEY, Charles.
The Naked Hills. Tales of Afghanistan.
London: Peter Davies, (1959). First edition.
Cloth, 275pp. A nice copy in a very good d/w.
An introductory essay on Afghanistan followed by seven short stories about westerners in the country, "a sincere acknowledgement of Afghanistan's beauty and the fascination of her people and ways of life."

$45     Book Number: 9164         Order / Enquire


BISCH, Jorgen.
Mongolia Unknown Land.
New York: Dutton, 1963. First edition.
Cloth, 159pp. Fine in a near fine d/w.
Account of Danish photographer Jorgen Bisch's expedition to Mongolia.

$45     Book Number: 9577         Order / Enquire


BRETSCHNEIDER, E.
Mediaeval Researches From Eastern Asiatic Sources. Fragments Towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia From the 13th to the 17th Century.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Truebner & Co., 1910. In two volumes. A reprint of the first edition done in 1888.
Tall 8vo., orig. orange cloth with a small gilt decoration on the upper covers, xii, 334; x, 352pp.
Near fine.
This work is divided into the following parts: "Notes on Chinese Mediaeval Travellers to the West," "Notices of the Mediaeval Geography and History of Central and Western Asia," "Explanation of A Mongol-Chinese Mediaeval Map of Central and Western Asia," "Chinese Intercourse with the Countries of Central and Western Asia During the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries."


$400     Book Number: 24844         Order / Enquire
 
 


BRYANS, Robin.
Gateway to the Khyber.
London: Robert Hale, (1959). First edition.
Cloth, 173pp. Gift inscription on e/paper o/w fine in d/w with a piece out of the rear panel.
An account of the authors' journeys through western Pakistan.

$45     Book Number: 26837         Order / Enquire


BURNABY, Fred.
A Ride To Khiva: Travels and Adventures In Central Asia.
London: Cassell, & Co., nd. (189-?)
8vo., orig. mustard cloth, xvi, 398, (8)pp.ads. Lacking the front free e/paper, inner rear hinge cracked, some soiling but certainly a very good copy.
Burnaby, a Captain of the British Horse Guards, journeys from St. Petersburg to Transcaspia, December 1875-March 1876, to check on Tzarist plans for Central Asia. Burnaby provides a detailed description of the way of life in, and out of, the cities. The appendix is quite useful, providind data on the Russian advance to the east, the suppression of the Anglican missionary efforts, etc.

$165     Book Number: 11306         Order / Enquire


CABLE, Mildred and Francesca French.
A Parable of Jade.
London: Paternoster Press, 1945. Second edition. Signed by the authors.
8vo., orig. wrappers, 41pp. A nice copy.
A small book by the intrepid missionaries; a factual account of jade in China and Chinese Turkestan.

$75     Book Number: 9706         Order / Enquire


CABLE, Mildred and Francesca French.
Something Happened.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. Third printing.
Cloth, 320pp. A fine copy in the pictorial d/w with has chips at the spine ends but is still very nice. Uncommon in d/w.
The travels of these intrepid missionaries to Chinese Turkestan, authors of "The Gobi Desert" and other works. The first third of the book provides background information on the authors; the majority of the book describes the journey by mule cart and camel from central China to Urumqi, with many repeated crossings of the Gobi, and detours taking them to Tun-Huang, the Mongolian frontier, Turfan, and so on. They were eventually driven out of China by the Civil War.

$100     Book Number: 8940         Order / Enquire


CABLE, Mildred, Evangeline French and Francesca French.
A Desert Journal. Letters from Central Asia.
London: Constable, 1934. First edition.
Cloth, ix, 261pp. Inscription o/w a fine copy.
"The trio" as they were called, are probably the best known 20th century missionaries. They worked extensively with the China Inland Mission and in 1923 the received permission to follow the desert trade routes in order to take the gospel to the scattered oases of the Gobi. During the next 15 years they crossed the desert four times, "to and fro they trekked by cart, by camel and on foot, visiting the bazaars and oases of central Asia, meeting many people of different races." Not just missionaries, they also explored, and on their return to England were invited to lecture at universities and societies as they had gathered information of interest to the biographer, philologist and archaeologist."

$125     Book Number: 11507         Order / Enquire


CLARK, Leonard.
The Marching Wind.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1954. First edition.
Cloth, 368pp. Fine in a nice d/w.
The journey of Clark who set off to find the "mountain in central asia, sacred to the wild tribesmen who lived in the unexplored lands at its base, and possibly higher than Mt. Everest...."

$85     Book Number: 11153         Order / Enquire


CUDDON, J.A.
The Owl's Watchsong. A Study of Istanbul.
London: Barrie and Rockliff, (1960). First edition.
Cloth, xi, 242pp. Fine in d/w.


$65     Book Number: 9163         Order / Enquire


CURTIN, Jeremiah.
The Mongols in Russia.
Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1908. First edition.
Tall 8vo., orig. maroon cloth, xx, 481, (5)pp.ads. Bookplate o/w a fine copy in a fine d/w.
"This volume is a continuation of 'The Mongols,' pronounced 'the best single work on the subject yet published in English.' It takes up the story of the domination of this race in Russia, after their explusion from China by the founders of the Ming Dynasty. Mr. Curtin has here described the Mongols invasion of Russia, the ineffectual defence they met with, and their final subjection of the Russians until the break-up of the Horde at Sarai, in 1505."

$850     Book Number: 30027         Order / Enquire


CURTIS, William Eleroy.
Turkestan: "The Heart of Asia."
New York: George H. Doran, (1911). First U.S. edition.
Rebound in cloth, 344pp. This is an ex-library copy with markings and stamps, and rebound in libraray cloth, a good working copy only.


$100     Book Number: 12067         Order / Enquire


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