An anthology of travellers’ tales and essays from the records of the Royal Geographical Society, is centred on a small area of Central Asia, a region of desert, mountains and rivers. From Colonel Jackson’s brilliant essay on the literature of travel to the humour of O’Donovan, pioneer and war correspondent; from Arminius Vambery, the most adventurous philologist in history to Kazi Syud Ahmad, Napier’s Turkoman guide, each author brings his own flavour to this book.
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. First Edition. Introduction by Duncan Cumming. NF/NF. Hardcover, beige paper over boards with gilt titles, 261 pp., illustrated with 72 b&w lithographs and 7 maps including 1 large fold-out map at end, very light edgewear, else a clean and crisp copy. Protected in a mylar cover.