London Methuen & Co. 1898
First edition Two volumes, pp.xx, 663, xii, 667-1278, 11 plates, 3 in colour, 249 illustrations, two folding maps. A very good set in original cloth, top edges gilt. Foxing to prelims and scattered few pages of Volume I, edges of both volumes lightly foxed. Tear to page xii of Volume I, not affecting text. Minor wear to head and tail of spine of Volume II. Hinges strained. Bookplate of William Edwards on front endpaper of Volume I.
Popular account of three and a half years exploration in the Pamirs, Takla Makan and Lob-nor, Tsaidam and southern Tibet in 1893-97.