Russia, Mongolia, China. J. F. Baddeley.
Russia, Mongolia, China
Russia, Mongolia, China

Russia, Mongolia, China

NY: Burt Franklin, 1964. Reprint. Hardcover. Being some record of the relations between them from the beginning of the XVIIth century to the death of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich ad 1602-1767. Rendered mainly in the form of narratives dictation or written by the envoys sent by the Russian Tsars of their Voevodas in Siberia to the Kalmak and Mongol Khans & Princes and to the emperor of China. With introductions historical and geographical. Also a series of maps showing the process of geographical knowledge in regard to northern Asia during the XVIth VXIIth and XVIIIth centuries. The texts taken more especially from manuscripts in the MOscow Foreign Office Archives. 2 volumes Vol 1: 365 pp (in Roman numerals), index, errata, addenda, tables, maps, pocket maps, ill. Index. Vol 2: 443 pp Maps. The lengthy index was compiled by the noted authority on Chinese Turkestan, DC Boulger. In 1906 Baddeley made the first of several long journeys to and through Russia. For the next 10 years compiled copious notes, much from previously unavailable sources, on the histories of these three fascinating countries. Then for three more years he worked on compiling the documents into what has become known since that time as a cornerstone work on the history and historical geography of Russia, Mongolia and China. The profusion of splendid illustrations and maps adds to the enjoyment of this well written work which contains much fascinating information found in no other volume ever compiled. It stands alone as one of the best conceived travel and exploration works ever written. A lovely near fine set. Near Fine. Item #3990

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