History of the Expedition in Asia 1927-1935. In Collaboration with Folke Bergman. Parts i-iv. Four volumes. Stockholm 1943-45.
4to. Pp. xxviii, 258 + one map, one front portrait of Hedin, 52 full page plates and many illustrations in the text; pp. xvi, 215 + 60 plates and textual illustrations; pp. xvi, 346 + one large folding coloured map, 56 plates and textual illustrations; and pp. (viii), 449 + five folding maps, 83 plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Uncut copy, partly unopened, in original printed wrappers. Library stamps. These parts bearing the common title "History of the expedition in Asia 1927-35" may be regarded as an introduction to the whole series "Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin". This work comprises a survey of the course and organization of the expedition and a description of the circumstances under which the expedition travelled, lived and worked. The first part (covering the period February 1927 - May 1928) is devoted to descriptions of the original expedition, whose main aim was the founding of an air-line between Berlin and Peking-Shanghai. The second part deals mainly with scientific works during the period between the summer of 1928 to the autumn 1933. The third part covers the motor expedition that was made from the autumn of 1933 to the spring of 1935. The fourth part comprises "General Reports of Travels and Field-work" by Folke Bergman ("Travels and archaeological work in Mongolia and Sinkiang"), Gerhard Bexel ("Geological and palaeontological investigations in Mongolia and Kanus"), Birger Bohlin ("Palaeontological and geological researches in Mongolia and Kansu") and Gösta Montell ("As ethnographer in China and Mongolia"). In addition to investigating motor car roads in China researches in the fields of archaeology, zoology, botany and geography (including drawing maps) were made. [Included in "Reports from the scientific expedition ... The Sino-Swedish expedition publications 23-26"]. Hess p.55-56. Yakushi (1984) H122.
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