London: Jonathan Cape, 1958.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good in a good dust jacket. 384 pp + illustrations, with frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, bibliography. Corners lightly bumped; internally clean and sound. Dust jacket has toning to spine and edges; chipping and short tears. The story of Russian and British agents and the so-called Great Game between the two nations in Turkestan. "Maclean tells the dramatic stories of some of these agents and of some other travellers, official and unofficial, military and civilian, who in the course of a hundred years, on one errand or another, penetrated the Khanates of Central Asia" (dust jacket).