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Przheval’skii (Prejevalsky), Nikolai Mikhailovich; E. Delmar Morgan, trans.  From Kulja, across the Tian Shan to Lob-Nor. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1879. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). xii, 251, 32 pp.; 2 maps.

Nikolai Mikhailovich Przheval’skii (1839–88) was a Russian geographer and explorer. His expeditions => extensively contributed to Europe's knowledge of Central Asia and advanced the study of the region's geography, fauna, and flora, earning him the Founder's Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 1879, as well as a breed of horse named in his honor.
        In his second expedition to Central Asia (1876–77), documented here, Przheval’skii traveled through Kulja, today called Yining, to Lop Nur, although the ultimate goal of reaching Lhasa was not achieved due to an illness and worsening relations with China. For this => first English edition, English explorer Edward Delmar Morgan translated the account of the trek and Thomas Douglas Forsyth provided an introduction. The volume includes => two color folding maps; the larger shows Przheval’skii's journey through South Asia in 1877 and the smaller one depicts the "comparison between Chinese and Prejevalsky's geography from tracings by Baron Richthofen."
        Evidence of Readership: On the title-page, beside the author's name, "London 5/11/88 — Telegram death of Col. Prejevalsky while on expedition to Thibet." Occasionally, an inked or penciled mark or number in a margin.
        Provenance: On verso of title-page, signature of M. Holzmann and (in a different hand) "C.J.M. 5944." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

NSTC 0618155. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and minimal black decoration; light rubbing with a bit of unobtrusive spotting, corners a little bumped and a sliver of loss to spine-head. Finger smudges to front free endpaper, three small tears along folds to largest folding map. => An interesting and important expedition; a copy complete with the colored maps.  (37867)   Please RESHELVE This.

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