Forbidden Journey From Peking To Kashmir.
William Heinemann Ltd.
Translated from the french by thomas mcgreevy. 1st reprint.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xvi + 312 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt. Extremities a little worn with sunned spine. Occasional foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 3 maps, including one folding map and by 36 pages of black and white photographs by author, including frontispiece. Account of an adventurous journey across Sinkiang and Chinese Central Asia to Srinagar in Kashmir, by Ella Maillart (1903-97), born in Geneva. The Swiss sportswoman, adventurer, travel writer and photographer had previously travelled across the Muslim republics of the USSR. She made the Chinese journey with Peter Fleming (1907-71), who recounted it in News from Tartary, and whom she had met when he was a Times correspondent in Manchuria. A first reprint, translated from the French of Oasis Interdites, of a work which appeared in several later editions, and strikingly illustrated by the author's own photographs.
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