Sowerby, Arthur de Carle: SPORT AND SCIENCE ON THE SINO-MONGOLIAN FRONTIER. London, 1918. xvi, 195 pp. 27 full page b/w plates hors texte. 22x15 cm. Decorative cloth.
The 'Sino-Mongolian Frontier' of the title indicates not so much the political boundary, but rather the boundary marked by the Great Wall which, to a great extent, follows the natural boundary. This is the account of Sowerby's travels in this area of north and north-west China combining scientific and geographical research with the collecting of specimens of animals and birds and observing the life of the local peoples. Decorative cloth with some slight wear and spotting, particularly to the rear cover. Occasional slight foxing within. Generally a fine copy. Author's inscription and signature on frontpaper.
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Was item 590 in printed List 195.
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