HOLGATE, William. Arka Tagh. The Mysterious Mountains.

The Ernest Press, 1994.

£72

8vo. Original cloth in dust-wrapper; pp. [vi], 154; illustrations after photographs, 3 sketch maps; as new.

First edition, signed by the author on title-page. An exploration of the Arka Tagh, a range on the southern border of the Talkamakan desert, with a small dog, seven companions (Chinese, Uigur and British), and 19 camels. A very good read, factual and gripping. One camel died, the dog had a great time and the Uigur camel driver, who was used to live at 3000m altitude suffered seriously from altitute sickness. All participants could have perished easily. - This title is getting increasingly rare.

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