Exploration and Travel by, W. Rickmer Rickmers, The Duab of Turkestan

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Rickmers, W. Rickmer; The Duab of Turkestan, a Physiographic Sketch and Account of Travels. Cambridge; at the University Press, 1913. Large quarto, pp. xv, 564, frontispiece, 69 full-page plates (including 2 folding panoramas), 132 other photographs, plans and maps, and two folding maps.

The work is complete and in the original cloth with gilt titles. The binding is tight, scuffing to the boards and smudge on lower spine edge. The text is very clean and free of any marking, front inner hinge nicely tightened. In very good condition.


An English explorer, Rickmers provides an account of twenty years of exploration in Turkestan, in the area he named the Duab which is the region area between, the Oxus (Amu-Darya) and Jaxartes (Syr-Darya) rivers. The region lies east of the Caspian Sea and south of Lake Aral and includes the Pamir Range on the southeast, and is bounded by the Hindukush on the southwest.