Turkestan Chinese Mausolea 1883 Royal Geographic Society periodical w/ mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, Turkestan, China, Beijing, Imperial Tombs, Tejend Oasis).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published January 1883, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 1 ends with p. 56. Text in English.
Front cover only, no rear cover- disbound from a sammelband.
Folding map at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is somewhat brittle and could split along fold lines if not handled with care).
Contents include: "M.P.M. Lessar's Second Journey in the Turkoman Country - Askabad to Ghurian near Herat"; "Notes of a Journey to the Imperial Mausolea, East of Peking" by Frederick, Bourne.
Maps on a single sheet include: "The Tejend Oasis", "Merv and Sarakhs to Herat."
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.