New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. First Edition. Octavo. Item #027151
Color frontispiece, 393 pages. index. 128 pages of halftones and 3 full-page color reproductions, 3 maps. His first major trip took place in 1925 was into Chinese Turestan, he then traveled to Ethiopia, Assam, Tiber, the Galapagos, Nepaul, Upper Burma and eventually into Lhasa. He was joined by his wife which was the first time, as he states, a white woman was allowed to visit the sacred capital of Lamaism. There were hunts for rare animals: the water buffalo of Celebres, the golden monkey of Chinese Tibet, the ibex of the Tien Shan, and much more. Bound in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, near fine in clipped pictorial dust jacket with old tape mends to corners and spine ends. A very good copy.