The Last Secrets
John Buchan on the final mysteries of exploration... Everest, the Moon etc
First edition, hardback bound in the original decorative cloth. 19.5 × 13cm, 303pp.
John Buchan's writings on the (then) most exciting discoveries and travels and is a detailed record of some of the main explorative achievements of the first two decades of the twentieth century. Illustrated with maps and photographs, the chapters are 1. Lhasa, 2. The Gorges of Brahmaputra, 3. The North Pole, 4. The Mountains of the Moon, 5. The South Pole, 6. Mount McKinley, 7. The Holy Cities of Islam, 8. The Exploration of New Guinea, 9. Mount Everest.
Good condition. There is some rubbing to the cloth and the pages are lightly foxed throughout. The frontispiece of Everest is starting to come loose but all plates and maps are present. Previous owner's pencil inscription to half-title.