First edition. 8vo. pp. [xi], 194 + 82 plates, each with facing text leaf, and 5 folding maps in pocket at rear; very good in the original papered boards, slightly soiled. Ownership inscription and bookplate of Michael Ward.
Yakushi R281. Serie Orientale Roma no. 12. The Amnye Ma-Chhen, or Amne Machin, range, is an eastern extension of the Kunlun mountains, which form the northen border of the Tibetan Plateau. Rock explored the Amnye Ma-Chhen region in 1926. This account of his travels, not published until 30 years later, describes the geography and history of Ch'ing-hai, his explorations of the Yellow River gorges and the Gynd-par range, and finally the Amnye Ma-Chhen range itself. Interspersed with his account are notes on the flora which were collected during the expedition. The book's previous owner, Michael Ward, was a member of the 1951 and 1953 Everest expeditions.
Author Rock, Joseph.
Binding Original papered boards
Publisher Rome: Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente
Condition See description
Pages pp. [xi], 194 + 82 plates