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HEDIN, Sven. Through Asia. With Nearly Three Hundred Illustrations from Sketches and Photographs by the Author. In Two Volumes. New York and London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Pp (2),[i]-xviii,-649,(3), frontis +large folding map at rear; [i]-xii,-1255,(3), frontis + folding map a t rear. Profusely Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, gilt and red decoration to front board, top edge gilt.Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explo rer, photographer, and travel writer. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in thedeserts of the Tarim Basin. Contents : I. Introduction. 1. Résumé of Centr al Asian Exploration. 2. The Plan and Objects of My Journey. 3. Across Russia to Orenburg. 4. Across the Kirghiz Steppes. 5. From Lake Aral to Tashkend. 6. From Tashkend to Margelan. 7. The Syr-daria. II. A Winter Journey Over the Pamirs. 8. Up the Isfairan Valley. 9. Over the Tenghiz-bai Pass. 10. Up the Alai Valley. 11. Over the Trans-alai. 12. Lake Kara-kui. 13. Population of the Russian Pamirs. 14. Geographical Summary. 15. Fort Pamir. III. The Mus-tagh-ata and Its Glaciers. 16. From the Murghab to Bulun-kul. 17. Mus-tagh-ata. 18. An Attempt to Climb Mus-tagh-ata. 19. Reminiscences of Kashgar. 20. A Chinese Dinner-party. 21. From Kashgar to Ighiz-yar. 22. Throughthe Gorge of Tenghi-tar. 23. The Plain of Tagharma. 24. Among the Kirghiz. 25. Little Kara-kul Lake. 26. Little Kara-kul Lake (continued). 27. Among the Glaciers of Mus-tagh-ata. 28. My Second Attempt to Ascend Mus-tagh-ata.29. My Third Attempt to Ascend Mus-tagh-ata. 30. Moonlight on Mus-tagh-ata . 31. To Fort Pamir and Back. 32. Boating Adventures on the Little Kara-kul. 33. Life Among the Kirghiz. 34. Return to Kashgar. IV. Across the Takla-Makan Desert. 35. To Maral-bashi. 36. An Excursion to the Masan-tagh. 37. The Shrine of Ordan Padshah. 38. On the Threshold of the Desert. 39. The Start from Merket. 40. Skirting the Desert. 41. An Earthly Paradise. 42. In theBan of the Desert. 43. The Camels Break Down. 44. No Water Left. 45. The C amp of Death. 46. The Crisis Comes. 47. A Desperate march. 48. Human Beingsat Last. 49. With the Shepherds of the Khotan-Daria. 50. A Rescue Party. 5 1. Down the Khotan-daria. 52. From Ak-su to Kashgar. V. A Summer Trip to the Southern Pamirs. 53. Over the Ullug-art Pass. 54. With the Anglo-Russian Boundary Commission. 55. Festivities on the Roof of the World. 56. Over theMountains to the Yarkand-daria. 57. Down the Yarkand-daria and to Kashgar, VI. Across the Desert of Gobi to Lop-nor. 58. From Kashgar to Kargaluk. 59 . Alongside the Desert to Khotan. 60. City and Oasis of Khotan. 61. Borasanand Its Archaeological Remains. 62, History of Khotan. 63. The Buried City of Takla-makan. 64. A Curious Shepherd Race. 65. Down the Keriya-daria. 66 . Where the Wild Camel Lives. 67. Where is the Tarim? 68. Through the Forests of the Tarim. 69. At Koria and Kara-shahr. 70. The Lop-nor Problem. 71. A Boat Excursion on the Northern Lop-nor. 72. Along Przhevalsky's Lop-nor by Boat. 73. The Return to Khotan. 74. The Sequel of My Desert Journey. VII.Through Northern Tibet and Tsaidam. 75. Over the Kwen-lun Passes. 76. My C aravan: Its Several Members. 77. We Enter Uninhabited Regions. 78. Among the Spurs of the Akra-tagh. 79. Searching for a Pass. 80. The Deceitful Taghliks. 81. Over the Akra-tagh at last. 82. The Wild Ass. 83. Hunting the WildYak. 84. Lakes without End. 85. Tibetan Storms. 86. Discoveries of Inscrib ed Stones. 87. Inhabited Regions Again. 88. Among the Mongols of Tsaidam. 89. Through the Desert of Tsaidam. 90. Among the Mongolian Lakes. 91. An Encounter with Tangut Robbers. VIII. From Tsaidam to Peking. 92. Through the Country of the Tanguts. 93. Koko-nor. 94. From Koko-nor to Ten-kar. 95. The Temple of Ten Thousand Images. 96. Si-ning-fu and the Dungan Revolt. 97. From Si-ning-fu to Liang-chow-fu. 98. Through the Desert of Ala-shan. 99. Wang-yeh-fu and Ning-sha. 100. To Peking and Home. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING WILL BEREQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Light wear to spine ends and corners, darkenin g to spine and edges, some leaves loose, contemporary penned gift inscription, else good to very good. The set for 400.00
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