Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking

[RUSSIA]. BAEDEKER, Karl. Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking.

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[RUSSIA]. BAEDEKER, Karl. Russia with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Leipzig, Baedeker, 1914.

Small 8vo. Original red flexible cloth with rounded edges, lettered in gilt, ornamented in blind, map endpapers at rear; pp. lxiv, 590, with 40 maps and 78 plans on plates (many in colour and folding, several in the text); light crinkle to front fly-leaf and half-title; a very good copy.
Scarce first edition, especially in good condition. 'Baedeker's Russia catches the nation still open to western tourists and increasing its amenities for them just before the curtain fell. This English edition is very rare: it was quickly obsolete, and reprinting was out of the question following the war and the revolution' (blurb of the 1971 reprint). The publisher had hired local informants all over the vast territory covered by the handbook for an ambitious journey. This guide covers as well the territories of Estonia, Latvia, Lituania, Finland, and the areas of then Russian-occupied Poland.

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