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The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition.
OLUFSEN, Ole.

The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition. ...

Old and New Architecture in Khiva, Bokhara and Turkestan. Published at the Expense of the Church Ministry and Carlsberg Fund.

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Published: Copenhagen Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1904

Stock Code: 103825

£2,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of this important architectural study from the two Danish Pamir Expeditions. Olufsen commanded both of these trips into Central Asia, 1896-9, during which the team visited Bokhara as a guest of the Emir; carried out exhaustive scientific surveys throughout the Pamirs; made the first anthropological study of the Siaposh and the mountain Tajiks; and "scaled peaks as high as 8,000 metres and living with the Kyrgyz nomads" (Howgego). Olufsen's was to be the last non-Russian scientific expedition in the region for 90 years. On the second trip the party was "provided with a camera and 2,000 glass plates" (Gorshenina, Explorateurs en Asie centrale: voyageurs et aventuriers de Marco Polo à Ella Maillart, p. 224), making this remarkable visual record possible.

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Description

Folio. Original sand buckram, title in brown to front board spine.

Illustrations

26 half-tone plates from photographs.

Condition

Just a little rubbed, front free endpaper slightly browned, the text pages more lightly so, overall a very good copy.

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