First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with 16 black and white photographs. A near fine copy, the binding tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good or better lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a 1cm tear to the head of the front panel and a small nick and a little wear to the foot of the back panel. Not price-clipped (21s net to the front flap).
An absorbing picture of life in Buddhist and Taoist monasteries by the Russian travel writer.
Stock code: 19305
London: John Murray.