a rare and early visit of sakhalin.
HAWES, Charles H. In The Uttermost East, Being An Account Of Investigations Among The Natives And Russian Convicts Of The Island Of Sakhalin, With Notes Of Travel In Korea, Siberia, And Manchuria. London and New York, Harper and Brothers, 1904.
8vo. Original blue cloth, pp. xxviii, 478, frontispiece retaining tissue guard, plates after photographs, folding map at rear; spine and parts of rear cover faded, internally, apart from very few and inoffensive spots a very good copy.
First edition, second and transatlantic issue (first, 1903, and identical). A rather unusual book, starting with Northern Japan and then reporting much about convicts and native peoples in Eastern Siberia. Charles Henry Hawes (1867-1943) was an anthropologist and Associate Director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and this is one of the first Western books to deal with these remote regions in geopolitical and ethnographic context.