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Du Caucase Aux Indes, a Travers Le Pamir

Author: Bonvalot, Gabriel
Price: $2000.00
Publisher Location: Paris
Publisher: E. Plon, Nourrit et C.
Year Published: 1889
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Clamshell Box
Binding: Full-Leather
Edition: First Edition
FINE, ARTISTIC BINDING. English title, "Through the Heart of Asia, Over the Pamirs". All edges gilt, an handsome set of an important French explorer.Bonvalot travelled from Samarkand to the head of the Oxus in the Pamirs to India", and descended to the Indus from the Wakhan valley through Masutj in Chitral. A fascinating journey and highly readable. The English edition was published later the same year in two volumes, with the same illustrations. This copy has a design, artistic full morocco leather binding, a unique handsome copy. Orange sky, with terra cotta Himalayan mountains, and a dark yellow desert below, the mountains wrapping around the spine onto both boards. Title in black on the spine, below a snow capped peak. Handsewn endbands in Japanese silk. Hand marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Very clean and tight, inside and out. Text in French, of course.
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