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THE ANTIQUE LAND Diana Shipton 1950 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Shipton, Diana
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London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1950, 1st edition. 219 pp, 23 b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. The book is very clean, no writing, no stains, hinges are tight, slight foxing on a few pages and page edges. Dust Jacket is not price clipped, no wear to edges, no tears or stains, slight corner rubbing to DJ, now protected in a Brodart plastic cover. Both the book and DJ are in Fine condition.  Also includes a one page hand-out advertisement from the publisher for this book. We have not had a copy this nice in over ten years.  

Travels in Kashgar and Central Asia with Eric Shipton, her husband, who was the last British consul there. Scarcer than most of Eric's books. The author, the wife of famous explorer and mountaineer Eric Shipton (who participated in five Everest expeditions), describes her six years in Kashgar and Sinkiang, the remote western province of China, in central Asia north of Tibet.

This book seems to be scarcer than any of her husband's books.  "The book is a record of her gradual absorption into the rarefied life of Chinese Turkestan." 

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