The Siberian Overland Route From Peking to Petersburg, through the Deserts …
The Siberian Overland Route From Peking to Petersburg, through the Deserts …

MICHIE, Alexander. The Siberian Overland Route From Peking to Petersburg, through the Deserts and Steppes of Mongolia, Tartary, &c.

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MICHIE, Alexander. The Siberian Overland Route From Peking to Petersburg, through the Deserts and Steppes of Mongolia, Tartary, &c London, John Murray, 1864.

8vo. Original green cloth spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, covers decorated in blind; pp. xii, [2], 402, [2, advertisements, wood-engraved vignette to title, frontispiece, 10 plates, two folding maps; tiny portion of cloth at lower hinge with damage, minimal rubbing to extremities, a little spotting to maps and a few plaes and pages, otherwise a very good copy in the original publisher's binding.
First edition. An travelogue covering the rarely completed stretch from Beijing to the Baltic, crossing part of the Gobi desert, by the Scottish-born successful trader based in China, who negotiated deals and concessions. In the preface Michie states that this is the first report of traversing Siberia since John Bell's (1691-1780). Pages 83 to to 201 contain a description of Mongolia and Mongolians, including their relation to Russian and Chinese people.

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