Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing Co., 1943. Book. Illus. by W.H. Jackson and SovFoto. Fine. Hardcover. xiii, 416pp, double page frontis map, 8 photo illustrations, epilogue, index. 8vo/20.5cm. Blue cloth, two small stains on front board, closed edge tears at head of spine, signature of previous owner Laurence A Cushman dated Christmas 1943, otherwise internally fine. A broad-based introduction to Siberia's complex history especially geared to its political situation in 1942 with the new Soviet-American pact. Emil Lengyel (1895-1985) was a prolific Hungarian-American journalist and writer with leftist leanings. The Library of Congress lists more than fifty of his books on a broad variety of subjects. His papers are part of the Bakhmetoff Archives at Columbia University..
New York/Cincinnati: Eaton & Mains/Jennings & Graham, 1912. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Second Edition (1911). 261pp, Preface to Second Edition dated January 1912, Foreword, To Go or Not To Go, The Russian Language, The Start, The Great Wall, Mukden, Across Manchuria, King-an and Genghis Khan, Siberia, Irkutsk, Jews in Russia, Jermak, Immigration and Exiles, Tomsk, Across the Steppes, Over the Urals, The Volga, Through Russia, Homeward Bound, 22 photo illustrations (including colored frontis), index. 16mo/17.5cm. Pictorial green cloth gilt, well rubbed at spine ends, short closed split at head of front joint, ex-library marks, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Marcus Lorenzo Taft (1850- ) seems to have been a missionary in China. This is apparently a record of one of his trips home. He notes in the Preface that six pages--on the Jews, Exiles and Religious Liberty--were excised by the Russian censors..
Wash DC: National Geographic Society, 1922. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 28 pp, map, 29 illustrations from photographs by the author. Entire issue. Tall 8vo/25.5cm. Includes articles on Constantinople, Rome, Capri and NGS Memorial to Peary. Original wrappers, chipped at head of spine and bit of front panel, 2 1/2 inch square cut from top corner back panel, otherwise internally fine.The Far Eastern Republic, sometimes called the Chita Republic, was a nominally independent state established at Blagoveshchensk covering the former Russian Far East and Siberia east of Lake Baikal on April 6, 1920. It was in fact largely controlled by the RSFSR with which it was merged in 1922...
New York: Poseidon Press, 1992. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. 542pp, double-paged map, chronology, note on names and dates, 16 pages of b/w illustrations, source notes, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Hard cover NF/NF. A Library Journal review describes the book as, "the only up to date general account of this huge land...captures much of the inherent drama--from the original 16th century exploration to continuing problems of industrial pollution." Another reviewer describes Benson Bobrick (1947- ) as "perhaps the most interesting, certainly the least predictable American historian writing today...." (M. Byrd, NYTimes, 2003)..