Lot 54 of 221:
T.W. Gordon The Roof of the World 1st Edition  

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$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
The Roof of the World, Being the Narrative of a Journey Over the High Plateau of Tibet to the Russian Frontier and the Oxus Sources on Pamir

Author:
Gordon, T[homas] E[dward]

Place:
Edinburgh

Publisher:
Edmonston and Douglas

Date:
1876

Description:

xiv, 172 pp. 24 full-page lithograph plates, including 4 in color and 1 folding; folding map at rear. (8vo) 25.5x17.5 cm (10x7") modern full green morocco, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The author was Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Viceroy of India, attached to the Special Mission to Kashgar. Gordon was one of the first Europeans to explore and hunt sheep in the Tian Shan and Pamir highlands. Yakushi G88.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some light foxing within; a few plates lightly edges worn, one loosely attached, short tear to folding map at rear; very good in a fine modern binding.


 
Item number:
279717
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