London, England: The Religious Tract Society, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #26803
xiv + 382 pages; small folding map of the area; with a useful index & black and white illustrations. British missionary James Gilmour (1843 - 1891) "...succeeded David Livingstone in LMS (London Missionary Society) periodicals as the missionary icon who laboured in an extremely remote and difficult field with no converts to show for his efforts...If he viewed himself as a failure as a missionary he certainly was not as an observer of Mongolia. "Among the Mongols" reckoned 'one of the best books ever written on Mongolia' (Bawden, 1), became the classic work on Mongolian life in the late nineteenth century..." (Kathleen L. Lodwick in the ODNB) Not dated and circa 1880s; the first edition was published in 1883. Approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" size; original publishers' elaborately gilt illustrated, decorated & titled blue-gray cloth covers; decorative endpapers. Light wear to the binding, in very good condition.