4 volumes+fully coloured maps and plates. Hardcoverd in cloth. Profusely illustrated. 74 FOLDED MAPS AND 74 REPORTS' TEXTS. LUXURY EDITION, MONUMENTAL. WITH PHOTOS. IN CHINESE, WITH SOME TRANSLATIONS TO ENGLISH. Guangxi Guilin Shi, 1998. Folding portfolio box. 4 folio volumes & 1 portfolio with 94 maps. Decorated silk over boards. Illustrated with photos & drawings. Text in Chinese.
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Vol.5 consists of 96 maps (housed in special collection). Includes bibliographical references.
Guangxi Guilin Shi: Guangxi shi fan da xue chu ban she, 1998. Di 1 ban.Hardcover. 5 volumes (4 text and one unbound map portfolio). Original cloth. 43cm. Volume 5 (the map portfolio), contains 96 unbound maps with overlays -- (94 of the maps are numbered 1-94; the other two are unnumbered). This tied portfolio is housed in a cloth slipcase, matching the text volumes in color and approximate size. The whole set is contained in a tied folding portfolio. Shipping weight for this folio-sized set is probably about 55 lbs (25 kilos). Chinese text. This massive set is the Chinese translation of Stein's massive and most sought-after work ("Serindia. Detailed Report of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China...") which was published in 1921. Stein is often regarded in China as little more than an opportunistic Western looter of China's ancient manuscripts and archeological treasures so it is probably not surprising that it took 77 years for a Chinese translation to be published. Near Fine.