Where Four Worlds Meet: Hindu Kush 1959

Maraini, Fosco; translated From The Italian by Peter Green

Published by Hutchinson, London, 1964
Condition: Very Good- Hardcover
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First edition in English. Xii, 290 pages + 163 illustrations (some colour) + 2 folding colour maps + 2 maps on endpapers + errata slip (facing page 274) . Brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Some spotting to title page and endpapers. Small contemporary bookseller's sticker on front endpaper. Edges of boards and ends of spine rubbed. Some bumping to corners of rear board. Owner's inscription on half-title page. 1" and 2" tears and 1/4" chips in edges of dustwrapper. Dustwrapper rubbed and creased. Considerable creasing to dustwrapper spine. Dustwrapper is price-clipped. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. "The story of the actual climb is preceded by a vivid account of the centuries-old history, secular and religious, which has gone into the making of the peoples of the area. " Contents: Notes on the transcription of Proper Names; Preface; Karachi; Interlude on Islam; Some Talk of Alexander; The Road from Peshawar; Gujur and Chitral; From Chitral to Base Camp; The Advance from Base Camp; The Final Assault; On the Trail of Dionysus in Asia: An Epilogue on the Kailash Kafirs; Essential data on the Expedition; A Note on the British Expedition, Saraghar, 1958; Some Books and Articles on the Hindu Kush; Index. "In 1959, Fosco Maraini, widely travelled in Asia and an experienced mountaineer, was chosen by the Club Alpino Italiano to led an expedition whose object was to scale 24, 000-foot Mount Saraghrar [.]" - from dustwrapper blurb.; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 002487

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Title: Where Four Worlds Meet: Hindu Kush 1959

Publisher: Hutchinson, London

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good-

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition.

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