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Pavel PIASSETSKY Voyage a travers la Mongolie et la Chine

Pavel PIASSETSKY

Voyage a travers la Mongolie et la Chine

Hachette, Paris 1883, Grd. et fort in-8 (19x27,5cm), 563pp., relié.


First edition illustrated with 90 engravings after the sketches of the author and a map, including 61 inset and a color.
Binding in half shagreen red editor signed Magnier tail. False nerve decorated with richly decorated boxes. boards of red percaline. Friction in caps. 3 blunt corners. Scattered foxing.
The author (1843-1919) participated in the commercial and scientific expedition of Sosnovsky and Matusovsky who traveled through Siberia, Lake Baikal and Mongolia during the years 1874 and 1875. They were the first explorers to cross the desert entirely from Gobi Berkul to Lanjou, and made a circuit between Beijing and Shanghai before returning first to Mongolia, then again through the Gobi desert, to finally return to their country of origin. This book is the only account of this trip, which was first published in Russian in 1880.

450 €

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