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Special edition for club - First Edition, thus. [Published by Dutton in 1935] Anthropological study of the Mongols, beliefs, music, occultism, laws, strong men of Torguts, etc. 57 illustrations and a map.
Black cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and front emblem. Bindings tight and square, text clean with toning. Minimal shelf handling. 9.5 inches tall, 358 pages with index.
Dust jacket by Kent Crane. Light handling. Spine crease, appears sun-toned, in a protective clear Mylar sleeve.
The author recounts his experiences from 1927 - 1930 as part of the Swedish expedition of Sven Hedin.
Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896-1948) was a Danish travel writer and anthropologist. In the early 1920s, Haslund joined a group led by a Danish physician named Carl Krebs, who aimed to establish a dairy farm in northern Mongolia, close to the Russian border. They travelled via China and Ulaanbaatar, and established themselves in what is today Erdenebulgan sum in Khövsgöl province. However, the dairy farm project failed due to Mongolia coming under stronger Soviet influence, and Haslund left Outer Mongolia in the mid-1920s.
Fascinated by the Mongol way of life, Haslund remained in Inner Mongolia for the following years, e.g. joining Sven Hedin for the Sino-Swedish Scientific Expedition of the late 1920s.