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BURIED TREASURES OF CHINESE TURKESTAN
Coq, Albert von Le.

BURIED TREASURES OF CHINESE TURKESTAN

An Account of the Activities and Adventures of the Second and Third German Turfan Expeditions. Translated by Anna Barwell. George Allen & Unwin 1928.
1st UK Ed. 180pp. 52 plates, 2 maps, text ills. Some light browning, plates 1-4 with minor marginal close tears, paper split to upper hinge, original gilt lettered cloth, spine sl. chipped, minor marking. Apparently scarce with the maps which are not listed. Le Coq’s account of the second and third German Turfan expeditions, which found extensive networks of Buddhist and Manichaean cave temples in the Xinjiang region of Northwest China. Le Coq and his assistants carved and sawed away over 360 kilograms (or 305 cases) of artifacts, wall-carvings, and precious icons, which were subsequently shipped to the Ethnology museum in Berlin. They were all lost in a British bombing raid in 1944.
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