Journey to the source of the Oxus by the forst European to reach that point for centuries.

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Wood, Captain John, R.N.: A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus, New Edition, Edited by his son. With an Essay on the Geography of the Valley of the Oxus  by Colonel Henry Yule, C.B. John Murray [London] 1872 2nd edition 8vo.

Frontispiece, 2 folding maps Country of the Upper Oxus and Map of the River Indus, xc.280pp. Original brown cloth gilt, all edges gilt, a very sound, clean copy, very small stamp to foot of title page J. Fraser, Bookseller, Nairn. internally a very lean, tight copy with maps neatly folded. This journey was made in 1836-38, with only native servants, to and from Kabul. Wood was the first European to reach the source of the Oxus since the time of Marco Polo.  Yakushi W116(b).   apr1/1