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Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes by  Carl Gustav Mannerheim - First Edition - 1940 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 006910)

Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes

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Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes

by Mannerheim, Carl Gustav

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Helsinki, Finland: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, 1940. Two volumes in original dustjackets. Both volumes are Fine, Vol.I dustjacket Very Good, 1 1/2" triangular chip bottom edge at spine, tears at spine folds and 2 tears horizontally at spine, Vol. II jacket Near Fine, small chips bottom edge of spine. List of donors laid in. One folding plate (map index), 15 folding maps at rear Vol. II. Numerous black and white photographs in text. A classic scholarly text, ''In the spring of 1906 I received orders from the Russian General Staff to undertake a journey from Russian Turkestan through Chinese Turkestan and Western China and the provinces of Kan Su, Shensi and Shansi to Peiping as the final goal. The object of this expedition was to study the conditions in the interior of Northern China, collect statistical materials and perform various tasks of a military nature'' (Preface). Mannerheim also collected archaeological and ethnographic materials, and manuscripts, and studied little-known peoples and tribes in Norther China. Mannerheim later became the 6th President of Finland, after serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Finnish armed forces during WWII. . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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Across Asia from West to East in 1906-1908, Two Volumes
Mannerheim, Carl Gustav
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First Edition
Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura
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Helsinki, Finland
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Chinese History, Literature, and Institutions; World History; Anthropology; Exploration;
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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