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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Previous owner's signature. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 178, [2 (blank)] pages. Red boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 130mm. Maps on endpapers. Illustrations by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. "There is always danger in the Gobi, that enormous desert which, because it is cut off from the world by many obstacles, the Chinese call Wall of Spears. But Mildred Cable and Francesca French lived there for many years, and their book is full of storis about desert demons, and brigands, and the Great Wall of China, and the Summer Palace of the Kings of Gobi, and about the caravans which crawl along the Old Silk Road from Sian to the Russian border. Strange people cross the desert, to buy silk carpets from Kashgar, or blacks of jade from Khotan, or to look for dinosaur eggs: Mongols, Tibetan lamas, Qasaqs, Chinese merchants, Russian couriers, all came to see the Western women, and stayed to hear them talk of God." - from dust-jacket blurb.