Lot 1046: Thomas Witlam Atkinson TRAVELS IN THE REGIONS OF THE UPPER & LOWER AMOOR 1860 First Edition Antique Travel Russia India China
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China. With Adventures Among the Mountain Kirghis; andthe Manjours, Manyargs, Toungous, Touzemts, Goldi, and Gelyaks; the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes.
Author: Thomas Witlam Atkinson - Thomas Witlam Atkinson was an English architect, artist and traveller in Siberia and Central Asia. Between 1847 and 1853 he travelled over 40 000 miles through Central Asia and Siberia, much of the time together with his wife Lucy and son Alatau, who was born during their travels. He also painted and documented his travels in two books that are today regarded as travel classics. His and Lucy's son, Alatau Tamchiboulac Atkinson, born on 4 November 1848 in what is now Eastern Kazakhstan, was named after a famous spring in the town of Kapal at the foot of the Djungar Alatau mountains.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 448 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt pictorial design and lettering. The exterior of the volume displays faint moisture and chipping at the spine extremities. The front hinge is cracked. The remnants of a bookplate are visible to the front endpaper. The interior is generally clean and bright, with mild edge toning and a few spots of soiling. Textual illustrations appear occasionally throughout. This volume contains an index.
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