The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus
The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus

BADDELEY, J.F. The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus.

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BADDELEY, J.F. The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus. Oxford University Press, 1940.

Royal 8vo. 2 vols. Original buckram gilt ; pp. xv, 272; ix, 318; 37 fine photogravure plates including frontispiece to each volume, 9 maps, mostly folding; a particularly crisp set, from Nottingham Reference Library with their pictorial bookplates inside front covers and inobtrusive blind-stamps to margins of maps and plates.
First edition. Baddeley (1854-1940) first visited Russia in 1879. He eventually became the correspondent for the London Standard in St. Petersburg and travelled extensively in Russia. He made his name with two books - The Russian Conquest of the Caucasus (1908) and Russia, Mongolia, and China (1919) - and died shortly before the publication of the present work. The Rugged Flanks of the Caucasus, an account of his travels in 1898-1902 to Sanibá, Daghestan, Ossetia and elsewhere, offers insights into all aspects of the peoples of this region, as well as observations on the geography and natural history. Beautifully produced according to the then high standard of the Oxford University Press, these sumptuous volumes provide a rich testimony to an author whose work remains as relevant today as ever.

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