Lot 57 of 319:
My Life As An Explorer by Sven Hedin, illustrated  

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Title:
My Life As An Explorer

Author:
Hedin, Sven

Place:
London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne

Publisher:
Cassell and Company, Limited

Date:
1926

Description:

xii, 498 pp. Illustrated with 168 illustrations from drawings by author throughout the text including a color frontispiece and tissue guard. 23.1x15.5 cm (9x6"), original red cloth, lettering and decorative emblem stamped in gilt; illustrated endpapers. First British Edition.

Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he made the Transhimalaya known in the West and located sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers. He also mapped lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin.


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Condition:
Slight wear to ends of spine and corners of boards; front hinge tender; faint marginal toning throughout; very good.


 
Item number:
318605
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