Lot 375: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor

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Lot 375: Author: Atkinson, Thomas Witlam; Title: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China; Place Published: London; Publisher: Hurst and Blackett; Date Published: 1860; Description: xiii, [1], 570 + [6} ad pp. Chromolithographed frontispiece; folding map of Central Asia by Arrowsmith; 82 wood engravings in the text. (8vo) later embossed cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. First Edition.A sequel to Atkinson's narrative of Siberian travels while on his trip through Central Asia, this volume described his journey along the Russian-Chinese border. Less commonly seen in the US than the American edition of only 448 pages that was published in the same year. Condition: Light wear and tear to binding; only very slight foxing to map; endpapers renewed; some foxing and darkening of preliminary pages but other pages generally bright; very good or better. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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