By Gustav Krist; E. O. Lorimer [translator]
London   Faber and Faber Limited
9" by 5.5" 271pp.
A smart first translated edition of this account of the author's travels through Soviet Central Asia, with folding maps.
By Gustav Krist; E. O. Lorimer [translator]

1938 Alone Through the Forbidden Land: Journeys in Disguise through Soviet Central Asia

London   Faber and Faber Limited
9" by 5.5" 271pp.
A smart first translated edition of this account of the author's travels through Soviet Central Asia, with folding maps.
£175.00
: 0.75kgs / : 909T55

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First Edition, Folding Maps, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce

First translated edition. Scarce work. Illustrated with one hundred and eighteen photographs, three plans, and two folding maps. Collated complete. A detailed account of the author's unmonitored journeys in a politically closed and tightly-controlled Russia and Soviet Central Asia. With chapters on his entry to area, travels through the Alai Valley, through Uzbekistan, the caravans of North Persia, arrests, and attempt to leave countries. Krist was noted for the valuable historical testimonies of the majority Muslim regions before Sovietization. Written by Gustav Krist, an Austrian adventurer, prisoner-of-war, carpet-dealer and writer. Translated by Emily Overend Lorimer, an Anglo-Irish journalist, linguist, political analyst, and writer.

Condition

In the original full cloth binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing and minor bumping to the extremities. The odd mark to the cloth. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with the odd small spot or handling mark. Book club ink stamp to the rear pastedown.

Very Good

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