Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (234 x 147mm.), 24 lithographed plates after drawings by the author (12 in each volume), contemporary Russian half morocco, flat spines, pp.881-896 bound after p.912, occasional light foxing, spines rubbed [Ibid.] Voyage a Travers la Mongolie et la Chine. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1883, FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, large 8vo (276 x 187mm.), half-title, frontispiece, full-page illustrations, map, contemporary brown morocco-backed patterned boards, top edge gilt, spine faded, rubbed [Ibid.] Russian Travellers in Mongolia and China. London: Chapman and Hall, 1884, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 2 volumes, 8vo (190 x 120mm.), half-titles, illustrations, some full-page, publisher's green cloth gilt, hinges starting (5)
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Literature: Bennett, T. History of Photography in China: Western photographers 1861-1879 (London: Quaritch, 2010), pp.280-283; Western Travellers in China 80 (French edition)
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