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Curzon's Russia in Central Asia 1889 w/ maps  

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Russia in Central Asia in 1889 and the Anglo-Russian Question

Curzon, George Nathaniel, Lord


Longmans, Green, and Co.



xxiii, [1], 477 + 24 ad pp. Illustrated with 16 plates, most from photographs; 2 folding color maps plus 38 illustrations in the text. 22x14 cm (8¾x5½"), original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt with Russian double-headed eagle on front cover, spine lettering in gilt; new rear endpapers. Second Edition.

Lord Curzon's important study of the Russian descent into central Asia towards Afghanistan, and possibly India, undertaken a decade before he became Viceroy of India. With two former owner's bookplates on pastedown plus numbered stamp front blank leaf.

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Touches of wear to cloth, slight rubbing to ends of spine and corners of boards; light marginal toning to textblock; larger map has light creasing, a few miniscule edge tears, no loss; very good.

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