Through Khiva to Golden Samarkand. The Remarkable Story of a Woman's Adventurous Journey Alone through the Deserts of Central Asia to the Heart of Turkestan. London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1925.
. Pp. 280, (16) adv. With one map and twenty-four plates with fifty-four illustrations after photographs. Publisher's orange cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, spine and rear cover faded. Old ownership signature. Occasionally some light browning. First edition. Ella Christie, Scottish-born who made two journeys to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the beginning of the 20th century. She visited Khiva, Samarkand, Bukhara and other places on the Silk Road, the ancient trade road. "Her narrative is objective, articulate, and scholarly; remarkable as her story is, she keeps her own personality very much at bay and it is the richness of the country rather than the virtuosity of its visitor that impresses us: the fact that she made this unprecedented journey as a woman alone, in treacherous terrain at a treacherous time, is taken almost for granted". Robinson p. 40. Yakushi (1984) C114.
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Keywords: Central Asia & India, turkestan, central asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, explore, travels, turkmenistan, uzbekistan, bokhara, samarkand, russia, russian, tamerlan, tamerlane, tashkent,