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ALTAI-HIMALAYA: A TRAVEL DIARY Nicholas Roerich 1929 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Very Good 2 Copies Available
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New York, 1929, 1st US edition. 407 pp, 20 plates of paintings, glossary, front end paper map. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and titles. Spines are faded. Very Good condition overall. Pictured copy has repaired spine cover and torn publisher's note page, with more cover wear than the other.

This diary records the epic journey through the many lands, sights and peoples of Central Asia undertaken by the Russian artist, archaeologist, explorer and 'Renaissance man', Nicholas Roerich. A travel diary of a route through India, Sinkiang, Altai, Mongolia and Tibet. Roerich visited India, Sikhim, Pir-Panzal, Ladak, Leh, Karakoram, Khotan, Takla Makan, Karashahar, Dzungaria, Altai, Mongolia and Tibet. He started in 1924 and traveled through much of 1928 - a long journey that resulted in much information coming into print. [Yakushi R160.]

Original blue cloth hardcover with gold lettering and decoration on cover, no dust jacket; gold-embossed front cover. Cover faded and worn, otherwise, clean inside.

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