The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia :: Peter Hopkirk

The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia :: Peter Hopkirk soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: John Murray, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Maps; Black & white photographs;

From the cover: In the lonely passes and blazing deserts of Central Asia an epic struggle took place during the last century between the agents of Victorian Britain and Tsarist Russia. It became known as the Great Game, and its repercussions are still being felt today.

The vast imperial chessboard on which the two superpowers of the day manoeuvred for advantage stretched from the snow-capped Caucasus in the west to Tibet and China in the east. When play first began, the frontiers of Russia and British India lay some 2,000 miles apart. By the end, the gap had shrunk in places to less than 20 miles.

This book tells the story of the Great Game, one of the most romantic episodes in modern history, through the adventures and misadventures of thos…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly spotted on the verso. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block, extending onto the lining papers. The contents complete, clean and tight overall but the plates have become tacky at some point resulting in offset to several.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xiv) 562 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my History Britain catalogue?


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