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Altai-Himalaya - A Travel Diary (1929)

This Edition

Published1983 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (240x170mm) Edition2nd US
PublisherArun Press Printing
ISBN Printed by
Series No of pages407


Helena Roerich's husband Nicholas kept a diary of his travels by yak and camel through a remote region still largely unknown today. An intellectual as well as an adventurer, he chronicles his expedition through Sinkiang, Altai-Mongolia and Tibet from 1924 to 1928 in twelve chapters detailing his encounters along the byways of Central Asia and geographical mysteries and arcane and mystical arts.
    Interestingly, on pp.361-362 the author relates a sighting of a UFO while camping in the Köke Nuur district of Upper Mongolia.
    Includes 20 b/w reproductions of drawings and paintings by the author. The UK edition was published in 1930 by Jarrolds Publishers.

Republished in 2017 by the Nicholas Roerich Museum.


Original Edition

Original title
Original subtitle
Original publication year1929
Original publisherFrederick A. Stokes Company
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