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FILCHNER, Wilhelm.

...A Scientist in Tartary: from the Hoang-ho to the Indus

Availability: In stock

Published: London Faber & Faber, 1939

Stock Code: 132910

£1,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First English edition following the German of the previous year. Well represented institutionally, but decidedly uncommon on the market. "English translation of Bismillah!: Vom Huang-ho zum Indus. Wilhelm Filchner, scientist and explorer, at the age of 21 participated in his first expedition (1900), which led him to Russia. In 190305 made an expedition to Tibet. In Tibet again twice (192628 and 1935-1937), Filchner conducted cartographic surveys and magnetic observations. He also made a magnetic survey of Nepal (193940). Filchner's last mission to Tibet overlapped the controversial SS Ahnenerbe exploration led by German zoologist Ernst Schäfer (1938-39)" (Arcadian Library On-line, retrieved 28/03/2019)

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to the spine.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece, plates, folding coloured map.

Condition

A little rubbed and dusty, corners bumped, mildly cocked, pale toning to the text, small Arthur Probsthain bookseller's ticket to the front pastedown, ex-Times Book Club, label and issue slip carefully removed from the rear pastedown, remains very good.

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