New York: The Viking Press, 1952.
First American Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. 306 pp, extensively illustrated from photos by the author. Bookplate on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in original black and yellow cloth. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has some wear along the top edge. "A traveler's tale of 'perhaps the only civilization of another age to have survived intact into our own time.' Here are not only the wild mountains, the holy shrines, and dirt-encrusted men that other travelers have described. Here is the soul of an ancient people -- their magnificent art, their fascinating religion with its 'joyous emphasis on sex,' their inexhaustible vitality" (jacket),