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Oriental and Western Siberia, 1st Ed.  

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Oriental and Western Siberia: A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia

Atkinson, Thomas Witlam


Hurst and Blackett



viii, [4], 611 pp. With 20 color lithographed plates from drawings by the author; wood engravings in the text; folding map. 9½x6½", period half calf & marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers and edges. First Edition.

Born in South Yorkshire, Thomas Witlam Atkinson became successively a quarryman, stonemason, and architect. Between 1848 and 1853 he travelled some 40,000 miles in Asiatic Russia with his wife Lucy, painting and keeping journals which formed the basis of a number on that part of the world. The lithographs in the present volume are striking examples of his work.

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Rubbing to covers and extremities; interior foxing; pages 279-282 are loose and laid in; overall good.

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