First edition, first printing. Publisher's original navy blue cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with four black and white photographic plates and nine maps (one folding). A fine copy, apparently unread. The binding square and tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has a crease to the head of the front panel. Not price-clipped (84s. net to the front flap). An excellent copy.
A pioneering exploration of the Eastern trade routes which supplied the Roman Empire with spices for use in food, wine, perfumes, drugs, and public ceremonies.
Stock code: 19260