Published in 1975 by Little Brown & Co. Boston/Toronto, a stated first American Edition. Blue cloth boards but no dust jacket. Includes both colored and B&W photos as well as a map. "An illustrated companion to Central Asia and Mongolia".Chapters:the Russias, Timur i-Lenk, Bokhara, Outer Mongolia, Khiva, Turkmens, etc. Invaluable resource in light of the current crisis in the Middle East. The book is slightly musty and there is one black mark on the title page. 144pp.