Lot 1194: William J Morden ACROSS ASIA'S SNOWS AND DESERTS 1927 First Edition Antique Travel & Exploration Mongol Imprisonment Photographic Plates Frontispiece
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Across Asia's Snows and Deserts
Author: William J. Morden
Publisher: G. P. Puntam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press
City: New York / London
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/400 pages
Width: 4" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing and scuffing to the exterior. The binding is solid. The volume is adorned with pictorial endpapers, with a different scene on the front and rear endpapers. The frontispiece portrait depicts the author after being released from imprisonment by Mongols. The title page is in black and red. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates.
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