Lot 538 of 613:
Three volumes by Sir Percy Sykes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$36
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
Three volumes of travel and exploration by Sir Percy Sykes
Author:
Sykes, Sir Percy
Place:
Various places
Publisher:
Date:
Various dates
Description:

3 volumes. Illustrated with plates, maps, etc. (4to), original cloth, gilt lettered spines. Includes:

  • The Right Honourable Sir Mortimer Durand: A Biography. With 8 plates, and 3 folding maps in pocket at rear of volumes, one color. London. Cassell & Company, 1926.
  • A History of Exploration From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. With color frontispiece, numerous plates and maps, some folding. London: George  Routledge and Sons, 1934. 
  • The Quest for Cathay. With color frontispiece, 16 plates, and 9 maps, many folding. London, A. & C.Black Ltd 1936.

Brigadier-General Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes was a soldier, diplomat, and scholar with a considerable literary output. He wrote historical, geographical, and biographical works, as well as describing his travels in Persia. These 3 volumes are all profusely illustrated with plates and a number of folding maps.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear and soiling to cloth, rubbing to extremities, Sir Mortimer Durand volume with some small dents to board edges; interiors with some toning, occasional light foxing, etc., all maps and plates present; all volumes very good.
 
Item number:
283980a
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