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Lot 243

Albert von Le Coq book: Chotscho, Turpan Expedition, 1913, Color Plates

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Chotscho : Koeniglich Preussische Turfan-Expeditionen by Albert von Le Coq (Prussian/German, 1860-1930), Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1913. Complete folio with forty-five (45) color plates and thirty (30) black and white plates, plus various other illustrations. 24" H x 19 3/4" W x 2" D. Note: This item is the rare, original book that records the first German Turfan/Turpan expedition at Gaochang (here called Chotscho), the Bezeklik Caves, and the Toyuk Caves and documents Buddhist art and culture including paintings and statuary. Only a few extant copies are known.


Missing the back board and spine board but with detached spine cloth. Damp staining to pages plus waviness or bowing and edge wear. Otherwise good condition, with complete pagination.

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