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HUC, Régis Evariste & Joseph GABET. Reisherinneringen uit Tartarije, Thibet en China. Verhaal der missie-reis in de jaren 1844, 1845 en 1846. Arnhem, Josué Witz, 1855-57.2 volumes. 19th century grey cloth. XIV,409; 295 pp. Rare Dutch edition; first published in Paris in 1850 Souvenires d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine. - Record of the famous journey made between 1839 and 1852 by the Lazarist missionaries Huc and Gabet travelling from Macao and Canton through Mongolia to Lhasa.Cf. Cordier, B. S., col. 2119; Yakushi H249; Marshall 1334; Aschhoff 920; Howgego II, p.291; not in Tiele nor Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31542 ]

€ 295,00

JOUBERT & Felix MORNAND. Tableau historique, politique et pittoresque de la Turquie et de la Russie. Paris, Paulin et Le Chevalier, 1854.Folio. Contemporary half red morocco, spine letterd in gilt. With wood-engraving on title-page depicting Constantinople, coloured map and numerous wood-engravings (some full-page). 176,(1) pp. First edition. - The subjects of the fine wood engravings are lively and unusual, depicted rather in the manner of the Illustrated London News showing views and inhabitants of Turkey, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Egypt, Holy Land, Tripoli, Tunis, etc. - Rare. Cat. Russica J 595; Atabey Collection 623; not in Blackmer. [Boeknr.: 10357 ]

€ 350,00

KINGLAKE, Alexander William. The invasion of the Crimea: its origin, and an account of its progress down to the death of Lord Raglan. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - 1887.8 volumes. Contemporary half calf, with red and green morocco labels on spines. With folding tinted lithographed view of Sebastopol from the sea, illustration, folding facsimile, and 61 maps and plans (42 folding). Volume I-II 4th edition. - A history of the Crimean War from historian Alexander William Kinglake, (1809-1891) who was an English travel writer and historian. He witnessed the battle of the Alma and the Charge of the Light Brigade, and became well acquainted with the British commander, Lord Raglan. This work was commissioned by Lady Raglan to repair her husband's reputation, and Kinglake was given access to Raglan's papers, and to private and confidential state records. The eight volumes were published between 1863 and 1887. They were extremely successful commercially, but received mixed critical reviews, owing to the bias and prejudice shown by the author, and serious questions were raised about his use of the sources to which he was given exclusive access. However, the breadth of his research, corresponding with or interviewing participants in the war, and use of French, Turkish and Russian sources as well as British, gives lasting value to the work. 'Kinglake's most important work is his 8-volumes history of the Crimean War (1863-87)' (Blackmer p.192). - A very fine set.Bibl. Russica 464. [Boeknr.: 12765 ]

€ 1250,00

(KOENIG, Heinrich Joseph). Biographie der voornaamste oudere en nieuwere schrijvers, in proza en poëzie, welke Rusland heeft opgeleverd. (No pl.), 1844.Contemporary half red morocco, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. With steelengraved portrait of Puschkin. VI,214,(1) pp. An earlier edition in a Dutch library with title Blik op Ruslands letterkunde, Haarlem, 1838. Translated and edited by H. Zeeman. - A fine copy.Not in Catalogue Russica or Muller, Bibliographie Neerlando-Russe or WorldCat. [Boeknr.: 31670 ]

€ 375,00

KOHL, Johann Georg. Reisen in Südrussland. Dresden, Leipzig, Arnold, 1841.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 decorated lithographed title-pages and folding lithographed map. X,330; VIII,270 pp. The author travelled extensively throughout the Ukraine, the Crimea, and the Russian Steppes, visiting i.a. Poltava, Kremenchuk, Nikolaeff, Odessa, Yalta, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Balaklava, Bender and Kirschenew. - (Foxed).Catalogue Russica K824; Nerhood 207. [Boeknr.: 31702 ]

€ 275,00

KUYLENSTJERNA, Alexis. Bland Kineser och Mongoler. Stockholm, C. & E. Gernandt, (1900-1901).2 volumes. Original pictorial cloth. With numerous plates and illustrations. (4),420; (4),427 pp. First edition. - Travel-account in Swedish, starting in Port Said to Hong Kong, Peking, Shanghai, Mongolia and Moscow. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 32845 ]

€ 75,00

LACROIX, Fredéric. Les mystères de la Russie, tableau politique et moral de l'empire Russe. Ouvrage rédigé d'après les manuscrits d'un diplomate et d'un voyageur. Paris, Pagnerre, 1845.8vo. Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt. With 30 steel-engraved plates. 472,(4) pp. From the contents: Histoire, Biographie, Statistique, Politique, Législation, Administration, Religion, Institutions, Armée, Marine, Industrie, Finances, Commerce, Agriculture, Moeurs publiques et privées, L'empereur et sa familie, etc. - Some foxing, otherwise a fine copy.Catalogue Russica L58; Vicare IV, 809. [Boeknr.: 31669 ]

€ 175,00

LADIMIR, Jules. La guerre. Histoire complète des opérations militaires en Orient pendant les années 1853 et 1854, précédée dun aperçu historique sur les Russes et les Turcs. Ouvrage donnant sur tout ce qui se rattache à la crise actuelle, des détails authentiques à l'aide desquels chacun pourra suivre les péripéties de ce grand drame. Paris, B. Renault & Ruel Ainé, 1854.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With fine large panoramic view of the Bosphorus (22,5 x 122 cm) and folding coloured map. 220,(2) pp. First edition, with bookplate of Louis de Bécourt. - (Library stamp on title-page). [Boeknr.: 35185 ]

€ 475,00

LANE - POOLE, Stanley. The life of the right hounourable Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe; from his memoirs and private and official papers. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. 2 volumes. Later blue cloth with green morocco title-labels. With 2 steelengraved portraits of Stratford Canning by G.J. Stodart (1 foxed), portrait of Mrs. Canning and folding facsimile. XXIX,519; XVIII,475; 24 pp. First edition. - Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (1786-1880) was a British diplomat and politician, best known as the longtime British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. He held his first appointment as Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1825 and 1828. He intermittently represented several constituencies in parliament between 1828 and 1842. In 1841 he was re-appointed Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, a position he held for the next 17 years. Canning came to be seen as one of the leading figures in Constantinople, as British influence over the Porte increased.I [Boeknr.: 35198 ]

€ 375,00

LATTIMORE, Owen. The desert road to Turkestan. London, Methuen & Co., 1928.Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 double-page maps depicting the road to Turkestand and the Mongolian trade route and 48 photographic illustrations. XIV,331 pp. First edition. - Owen Lattimore (1900 - 989) was an American author, educator, and influential scholar of China and Central Asia, especially Mongolia. During his year in Beijing before departing on his expedition, he met his wife, Eleanor Holgate. For their honeymoon they planned to travel from Beijing to India, he overland, she by rail across Siberia. In the event, the plans were disrupted and she had to travel alone by horse-drawn sled for 640 km in February to find him. She described her journey in Turkestan Reunion (1934), he in The Desert Road to Turkestan (1928) and High Tartary (1930).Yakushi p.234. [Boeknr.: 36048 ]

€ 175,00

LESKIEN, A. Litauisches Lesebuch mit Grammatik und Wörterbuch. Heidelberg, Carl Winter's Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1919. Sm.8vo. Half cloth. XX,121 pp. The Republic of Lithuania is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. - (With annotations). [Boeknr.: 36546 ]

€ 35,00

MARX, Karl. The Eastern question. A reprint of letters written 1853-1856 dealing with the events of the Crimean War. Edited by Eleanor Marx Aveling and Edward Aveling. London, Swan Sonneschein & Co., 1897.Original red cloth. With folding coloured map. XV,656 pp. First edition. - Collection of letters and articles by Karl Marx (1818-1883), author of Das Kapital, 1867, his magnum opus. The letters and articles appeared for the first time in the New York Tribune. [Boeknr.: 35213 ]

€ 475,00

(MASSON , Charles François Philibert). Lettres d'un Français a un Allemand, servant de réponse a Mr. De Kotzebue, et de supplément aux Memoires secrets sur la Russie. Suivies d'un précis historique de la déportation et de l'exil de l'auteur. Basle, Decker, Coblence, Lassaul, 1802.Old wrappers. IX,328 pp. Charles François Philibert Masson (1762-1807) was a member of the Institut de France. He started his career as an apprentice watchmaker in Neuchâtel, but he was more interested in the arts and traveled to Russia where he became the tutor of the children of Count Nikolaj Ivanovitsj Saltykov, the Minister of War. The count made him his major domus. He made himself popular in the élite of Saint Petersburg through his wit, his taste in literature and his conversation and was popular in the great houses of Saint Petersburg and at court but the tyrannical Czar Paul I expelled him from Russia as an outspoken symphatiser of the French Revolution. He lived in Germany for a while before returning to France where he published his Mémoires secrets sur la Russie.Cf. Catalogue Russica M554. [Boeknr.: 31672 ]

€ 225,00

MEYERBERG, Augustin von. Voyage en Moscovie d'un ambassadeur, conseiller de la chambre impériale, envoyé par l'empereur Leopold au czar Alexis Mihalowics, grand duc de Moscovie. Leide, Friderik Harring, 1688.Sm.8vo. Contemporary vellum, with rased bands. With woodcut title-vignette. 381 pp. First French edition. - The original manuscript is in Latin, an Italian translation was published in 1697. Augustin von Mayern, Freiherr von Meyerberg, a German diplomat, travelled together with Horace Guillaume Calvuccius to the Russian czar in Moscow, in 1661-1663. Mayerberg's account of his experiences contains much useful information on seventeenth century Russian manners and customs.- (Stamp partly erased from title-page; age-browned). - An early and rare ambassy.Cat. Russica M 623; Cf. Adelung 100 and Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 888. [Boeknr.: 21754 ]

€ 795,00

MOLTKE, Helmuth Karl Bernhard von. The Russians in Bulgaria and Rumelia in 1828 and 1829; during the campaigns of the Danube, the sieges of Brailow, Varna, Silistria, Shumla, and the passage of the Balkan by Marshal Diebitch. London, John Murray, 1854.Original red cloth. With folding map and 12 battle-plans on 11 folding plates. VI,476 pp. With armorial bookplate of Mountgarret. - First English edition of Moltke's Der russisch-türkische Feldzug in der europäischen Türkei 1828-1829, Berlin 1845. Graf von Moltke was a German Field Marshal. The chief of staff of the Prussian Army for thirty years, he is regarded as one of the great strategists of the latter 19th century, and the creator of a new, more modern method of directing armies in the field. 'He was seconded by the Prussian government to the service of the Porte; he spent two years in Constantinople charged with the reorganization of the army and the refurbishment of the fortifications in the Dardanelles' (Atabey p.429). He learned Turkish and surveyed the city of Constantinople, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles and travelled through Wallachia, Bulgaria and Rumelia, and made many other journeys on both sides of the Strait. [Boeknr.: 35186 ]

€ 175,00

MOSER, Henri. A travers l'Asie centrale. La steppe Kirghize, le Turkestan Russe, Boukhara, Khiva, le pays des Turcomans et la Perse. Impressions de voyage. Paris, E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, (1885).8vo. Original decorated red cloth gilt, a.e.g. With folding map, 16 heliotypes and ca. 170 illustrations (several full-page), mostly after E. van Muyden. XI,463 pp. First edition. - Moser's knowledge of the area earned him a place, in 1882, in the suite of General Tchernaieff, who was going to Tashkent as the Czar's governor general. From Tashkent, Moser continued to Samarkand and Bukhara, sailed down the Amu Darya River on a boat to Khiva, crossed the Karakum Desert to Ashkabad, and then made his way via Bojnurd to Teheran, and across the Caspian to the Caucasus, the Black Sea and finally, in 1883, Istanbul. A fine illustrated travel-account through the Russian parts of Asia undertaken in 1882-83. - Except some foxing as usual, a very fine copy.Yakushi M262a; Hage Chahine 3316. [Boeknr.: 32467 ]

€ 375,00

NANSEN, Fridtjof. Durch den Kaukasus zur Wolga. (Aus dem Norwegischen von Th. Geiger). Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1930.Original decorated cloth (soiled). With 4 maps and 42 photographic illustrations. 184 pp. First German edition; first published in Oslo in 1929. - Trip by the Norwegian polar explorer Fridjof Nansen (1861-1930) through the Caucasus and Armenia, made in 1925, with much information on Daghestan. [Boeknr.: 24430 ]

€ 45,00

NANSEN, Fridtjof. Sibirien. Ein Zukunftsland. 3. Auflage. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1919. Original pictorial boards. With 3 folding maps and photographic plates. VIII,383 pp. First published in Kristiania in 1914. - Nansen's last voyage to the Arctic. [Boeknr.: 24301 ]

€ 45,00

OLEARIUS, Adam. Persiansche reyse/ uyt Holsteyn, door Lijflandt, Moscovien, Tartarien in Persien, door Philippus Crusius, en Otto Brughman, gesanten (van) Frederick, Erf-heer in Noorwegen .. aen de koninck van Persien en van daer te landt naer Oost-Indien. Waer in veel vreemde ontmoetingen en gheleghentheden der voor-noemde landen en volckeren beschreven zijn. In't Hooghduyts beschreven .. en nu in't Neder-Duyts over-geset. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1651.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Old half vellum, marbled boards. With engraved frontispiece and 10 engravings in the text. 134; 120 pp. First Dutch edition published in the same year, first issued in Schleswig in 1647: Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen Orientalischen Reyse. - Olearius travelled in the train of the embassy of the Duke of Holstein to Russia and Persia. This was the first German expedition to Persia. The embassy travelled from Riga to Moscow and Astrakhan. Olearius became a Persian scholar. During his travels Oearius collected many valuable information on Russian customs and tradition, his account greatly influenced European opinion of Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries. - Atabey Collection 884 (French ed.); not in Blackmer; Muller, Neerlando-Russe, 255; Adelung II, pp.299-306; Howgego M38;Tiele 814; Cat. NHSM I, p.255. [Boeknr.: 31945 ]

€ 2450,00

OLIPHANT, Laurence. The Russian shores of the Black Sea in the autumn of 1852 with a voyage down the Volga, and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks. 3rd edition - revised and enlarged. Edinburgh, London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1854.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (top of spine sl.damaged). With tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding, foxed), and 33 wood-engravings. XIV,380 pp. First published in 1853; with blind stamp and bookplate of the Paterson Library, Westfield, depicting Hannah and George Paterson. - Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) was acting as a correspondent of the Times during the Russian - Turkish war. He travelled in the Crimea with Oswald Smith shortly beforethe outbreak of the Crimean War, and his overview of the region also includes details of his visit to Nizhniy Novgorod and other Russian cities, including Sevastopol, which Oliphant and Smith entered in disguise, in order to map its fortifications. The approach of the Crimean War ensured the work's popularity, a fourth edition was published in 1854. - An informative account of the journey, especiallythe long journey down the Volga River, with its peculiar means of transportation and the peoples along its banks.Abbey, Travel, 233; Cat. Russica O328; Nerhood 242. [Boeknr.: 11434 ]

€ 295,00

OLLIER, Edmund. Cassell's illustrated history of the Russo - Turkish war. London, Paris, New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, (1878).2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half red morocco, with black title-labels on spine. With numerous woodengravings. XVI,576; XVI,583 pp. Volume I: From the commencement of the war to the fall of Plevna. Including an historical sketch of the Russian and Turkish empires. Volume II: From December, 1878, to the ratification of peace. Including a history of Cyprus, and of the Afghan war. - Fine illustrated history. [Boeknr.: 35191 ]

€ 200,00

PALLAS, (Peter Simon). Voyages du professeur Pallas, dans plusieurs provinces de l'empire de Russie et dans l'Asie septentrionale; traduits de l'Allemand par le C. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle édition, revue et enrichie de notes par les CC. Lamarck & Langlès. Paris, Maradan, 1794.8 volumes + atlas volume. 8vo and large 4to. Contemporary half calf (some extremities of spines sl. dam.). Atlas volume with 108 engraved plates and maps, many folding or double-page. Second French edition, first published in 1788-1793; translation of the German edition Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. St. Petersburg 1771-1776 . - The German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg and at the request of Catherine, he was placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia. The expedition set out from Moscow in April 1768 with five naturalists and seven astronomers. Pallas arrived back in St. Petersburg in July 1774 with a vast amount of data and many fossil specimens, but broken in health (Howgego p.784). His expedition was concerned with natural history in the widest sense, including geography, agriculture, and other disciplines. Also included descriptions of journeys in the Caucasus.Bibl. Russica II, p.72; Wood p.511; Atabey Collection 918. [Boeknr.: 33654 ]

€ 2250,00

PORTER, Robert Ker. Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. 2nd edition. London, John Stockdale, 1813.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf. With portrait, 12 sepia washed views (1 folding) and 28 aquatint costume plates (2 folding) by J.C. Stadler after the author. XI,(1),303; VIII,296 pp. Second edition; first published in London in 1809. - Robert Ker Porter (1775-1842), English traveller and artist, went to Russia as historical painter to the tsar for the first time in 1804. He there gained the affections of the Princess Mary, the daughter of Prince Theodor von Sherbatov. He travelled in Finland and to Sweden where in 1806 he received a knighthood from Gustavis IV. In 1808 he accompanied Sir John Moore to Spain, and in 1811-1812 returned to Russia to mary his Princess. He was knighted by the Prince Regent in 1813. In 1817 Porter travelled back to St. Petersburg' (Howgego II, p.487-488). 'A man of the most varied attainments, Porter was justly described as 'distinguished alike in arts, in diplomacy, in war, and in literature'. He was a splendid horseman, excellent in field sports, and possessed the art of ingratiating himself with people of every rank in life. Unlike some popular favourites, he was the idol of his own domestic circle' (DNB). His narrative includes observations and impressions of St. Petersburg, Moscow, Upsala, Stockholm, Russian and Scandinavian art collections and museums, the Russian army, law, religion, education, etc.The beautiful plates are made after drawings by the author. - Some offsetting of the plates as always, hole in blank margin of last leaf vol. I; half-title vol. II missing, otherwise a very fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 13; Tooley, Coloured plates, 382; Prideaux pp.225-227; Colas 2407; Lipperheide I, p.314;Hiler p.718; Catalogue Russica P1037; Nerhood 141. [Boeknr.: 28848 ]

€ 1750,00

PROCLAMATION BEACONAGE. De Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden .. doen te weeten .. hebben goedgevonden voor den tyd van tien jaaren onder den naam van het Borkumsche vuurgeld te doen heffen een vuur/ ton/ en bakengeld .. van die schepen alleen/ die uit deeze landen na de Oostzee en Archangel/ mitsgaders na de kleine Oost en Noorwegen vaaren 's Gravenhage, Isaac Scheltus, 1791.Broadside with woodcut coat of arms of the States General, lion with sword and 7 arrows, in an elaborately decorated cartouche with military attributes and woodcut initial. Beaconage for the Baltic trade.Not in Knuttel. [Boeknr.: 35385 ]

€ 125,00

PRUD'HOMME VAN REINE, R.B. Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen 1735-1819. Admiraal en filantroop. (Amsterdam), De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1990. Boards, with dust-jacket. With illustrations, partly in colours. 640 pp. Van Kinsbergen was from 1771 to 1775 admiral of the Russian Navy in the service of Catharina the Great. [Boeknr.: 3065 ]

€ 30,00

RAVERGIE, (Auguste-Lèonce). Histoire de la Russie et de ses projets d'envahissements depuis le règne de Pierre le Grand jusqu'a nos jours. Paris, P.H. Krabbe, 1854.8vo. Later half cloth, original printed frontwrapper mounted. With large folding coloured map depicting 'Des théatres de la guerre' surrounded by portraits and 6 steel-engravings. VIII,424 pp. With armorial bookplate of A.C. Mijs. - (Age-browned).Catalogue Russica 212. [Boeknr.: 31667 ]

€ 95,00

RETCLIFFE, John. Sebastopol. Geschiedkundige roman uit den tegenwoordigen tijd. Groningen, H.R. Roelfsema, 1856.2 volumes in 1. Modern half cloth. With 2 tinted lithographed title-pages (foxed). 387; 412 pp. Dutch translation of: Sebastopol: Historisch-politischer Roman aus der Gegenwart. Berlin 1856. Volume two of the Dutch edition was published in 1857. Hermann Ottomar Friedrich Goedsche is the real name of the author. Catalogue Russica R 1038. [Boeknr.: 22755 ]

€ 65,00

RUSSIA. Memorie van den Russischen envoyé tot een gemeensaam concert tusschen de neutraale mogendheeden over de sekerheid en vryheid der weederzydsche commercie en navigatie .. (No pl.), 1780.Folio. 3 pp. Extract uit de Resolutien van de Heere Staaten van Holland en Westvriesland, in haar vergadering genomen op Dinsdag den 4 April 1789. - Treaty between the Russians and the Dutch about commercial relations and navigation.Text in French and Dutch. [Boeknr.: 33329 ]

€ 125,00

RUSSIA. ZEE-TRACTAAT, tusschen haar Rusch keyzerlyke majesteit en zyne koninglyke majesteit van Denemarken en Noorwegen, tot standhouding der vryheid van de neutrale koopvaardy-scheepvaart, geslooten tot Coppenhagen .. 1780. En waarin zyn koningl. majesteit van Zweeden, nevens .. de heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, deel genomen hebben en toegetreeden zyn, respectivelyk geteekend te St. Petersburg .. 1781. Amsterdam, H.W. & C. Dronsberg, (1781).Folio. 4 pp. Sea-treaty between Russia, Denmark and Norway, concluded in Kopenhagen in 1780. Sweden and the Netherlands became a party to the treaty in St. Petersburg. - (Some staining). - Rare.Knuttel 19490. [Boeknr.: 33546 ]

€ 175,00

SALMON, Thomas. Tegenwoordige staat van Rusland, Zweden, Denemarken en Noorwegen: als mede van de landen onder de Noord Pool gelegen, en van de Groenlandsche visschery. Nu vertaald en merkelyk vermeerderd door Matthias van Goch. Amsterdam, Isaac Tirion, 1735.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved frontispiece, 2 engraved plates (1 folding), 2 engraved plates depicting whales, 3 engraved portraits and 5 folding maps. (8),317-976,(8) pp. Original issued as Modern history: or present state of all nations. London 1725-1739. Translated into Dutch:Hedendaagsche historie, of tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren. - This volume VII contains a description of Russia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, including chapters on English and Dutch whaling round Greenland and the Davis Strait. With fine plan of St. Petersburg and maps of Russia, the Arctic and others.Tiele 1033; Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe, 311. [Boeknr.: 21656 ]

€ 475,00

SARYCHEV, Gavriill Andreevich. Account of a voyage of discovery to the north-east of Siberia, the frozen ocean, and the north-east sea. Translated from the Russian. London, Richard Phillips, 1806 - 1807.2 volumes in 1. Later half calf. With 2 hand-coloured engraved costume plates and 3 folding engraved views. 70; 80 pp. First English edition; an abridged translation of the first Russian edition of 1802. - Sarychev, a surveyer, served as deputy of Captain Joseph Billings, the English leader of this Russian expedition to explore the Arctic and North Pacific Oceans. Catherine II sent out this official expedition, which lasted from 1785 to 1793, and during which Alaska and the Aleutians, especially Unalaska, were first carefully charted (Hill 1527). One of the fundamental and early books on the Aleutian Islands (Lada-Mocarski 57). - Sarytschev's journal gives an account of the first major exploring expedition sent out by the Russians to the Frozen Sea and the North Pacific after Bering's second expedition of 1741. (Age-browned).Sabin 77126; not in Arctic Bibliography. [Boeknr.: 36654 ]

€ 2250,00

SCHUYLER, Eugene. Turkistan. Notes of a journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja. New York, Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1876.2 volumes. Original decorated cloth gilt (top of spines sl. dam.). With 3 folding maps and woodengraved plates and illustrations. XII,411; VIII,463 pp. First edition. - Schuyler, an American career diplomat, went to Turkistan in 1873 while serving as consul-general in St. Petersburg. 'The chief aim of my journey in Central Asia was to study the political and social condition of the regions which had been recently annexed by Russia, as well as to compare the state of the inhabitants under Russian rule with that of those still living under the despotism of the Khans. In this I was a measure successful' (Preface). Volume I contains chapters on the Syr Darya, Tashkent, Muslim life in Tashkent, bazaars and trade, Samarkand, the Zarafshan Valley, and Hodjent (present-day Khujand, Tajikistan) and Kurama (present-day Tajikistan and Uzbekistan). Volume II contains chapters on Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul (present-day Kyrgyzstan) and Semiretch (present-day Semirech'e, Kazakhstan), and Kuldja ( present-day China). Including a summary of early Chinese and medieval European travelers to Central Asia and the accounts of their voyages. - A nice set.Cordier, BS, col. 2616; Nerhood 313; Yakushi S99b. [Boeknr.: 11555 ]

€ 625,00

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