Hazards Of Asia’s Highlands And Deserts.

BOSSHARD, WALTER.

£40.00

Publisher

Figurehead, 18 Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C.2.

Place

London

Date

[1930]

Item Description

8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. 138 + [2] pp. Bound in original amber cloth with black titles, in pictorial dust wrapper with map on rear, which has sunned spine and some top edge chips neatly repaired. A water stains on boards and browning of fly leaves, but otherwise a very good copy. 1944 signature on front pastedown. Illustrated by 15 photographic plates, including frontispiece and by two maps in text. Account of the 1927-28 German Central Asiatic Expedition of Dr Emil Trinkler, the scientific leader, Dr H. de Terra, the geologist and the author and diarist with pen and camera. It's aim was the geographical, geological and archaeological exploration of part of the Tibetan Highland, the central Asiatic mountain ranges and the Taklamakan Desert. Walter Bosshard (1892-1975) was a Swiss photographer and reporter and a pioneer of modern photojournalism. Before the war he continued to work in the Far East and Central Asia. Translated from the German, Durch Tibet und Turkestan of 1930. Scarce in the dust wrapper.

[Stock No. 26329]

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