Recollections of Siberia, In The Years 1840 and 1841.
London. John W. Parker. 1842. 8vo, 22cm, The First Edition, xii, 410p., (errata leaf), WANTING the folding map, in original blind-stamped blue green cloth, expertly restored, sound and clean, very good copy.(ar). Item #40900
Nerhood #219. "British businessman on tour from Moscow to Irkutsk and back to St. Petersburg, 1840-41, presents Siberia as low in refinement but high in hospitality. The exiles, whom he met and described near Lake Baikal, thought him very eccentric." Nerhood does not mention the map, however most copies do have a map. Subjects include Roads, Russian Officials, Frontier, Mines, Roguery of Traders, The Mammoth, Snow Storm, Gold, Rivers, Capital Punishment, Budism, Trade with China,