BATES, Lindon. The Russian Road to China. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1910.
8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt decorated in yello and dusky pink; pp. ix, 391, plates after photographs, colour-printed folding map; a rather good copy.
First edition. The Trans-Siberian Railway took the American traveller quite far East. In Trans-Baikalia he started sledging and reached Beijing by an assortment of means of transport. Lindon Bates was a distinguished American railway engineer, who had been emplyed by the Russian government as well.