Trans-Himalaya, Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet, with 388 Illustrations from Photographs, Water-Colour Sketches, and Drawings by the Author and 10 Maps
London: Macmillan, 1910.
Hardcover. Very Good. Second printing. Two volumes bound in three-quarter maroon leather over lightly scuffed maroon cloth. Vol. I., pp. xxiii + 436; Vol. II., pp. xvii + 441. Raised bands, top edge gilt. Rubbing to corners and edges of spine, piece of spine leather (about 1/2 x 1 inch) missing from Volume II; front hinge of Volume II cracked, but board remains well attached. Still an attractive set, without foxing, and all maps (including 3 folding) and plates present and in good condition. During four expeditions to Central Asia between 1893 and 1935, Hedin discovered the Trans-Himalaya and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, and made highly significant contributions to the mapping of the region. These volumes recount the discoveries of his third expedition, undertaken in 1906-1908. Neate H68 (1st ed).