London: Constable and Company, 1925. First Edition. 8vo. xii, 305 pp. Index. Large folding map at rear. Publisher's olive green cloth with gilt lettering. Minor wear to extremities; light fading; spotting to page edges; front hinge cracked; a very good copy. Item #19121
A general account of the economic, commercial and political development in Central Asia and British relations with Russia and China at the beginning of the 20th century, written by the author while on duty as the British Consul-General and Political Resident in Chinese Turkistan between 1918 and 1922. Etherton offers a personal narrative rich in details and comments on the tensions between the great powers after World War I and the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 as well as what consequences this might have for Central Asian politics. - Gunnar Jarring Collection.