Through Siberia

LANSDELL, Henry. Through Siberia.

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LANSDELL, Henry. Through Siberia. London, Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1882.

Two volumes, 8vo. Original pictorial cloth gilt; pp. xxii, [2], 376, [2], [377]-811, [4, advertisements]; wood-engraved plates and illustsrations, one folding map with authour's route in red ink, one colour-printed map; light wear to edges pn binding, a few spots here and there internally; a very good copy, this inscribed by the author "To Mr James S. Budgett. With the kind regards, and best wishes of the Author Henry Lansdell Christmas 1883."
Second, improved and corrected edition, printed in the same year as the first. In 1879, the author departed from London for St. Petersburg, from where he began a journey through Siberia, largely with the intention of visiting prisons and penal institutions. He travelled from Tobolsk eastwards via Tomsk, Irkutsk, to the Amur and ending at Vladivostock. Lansdell offers descriptions of the towns and regions, as well as of Kamchatka and the island of Sakhalin, making reference to present and past explorers. - A very rare work.