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AZERBAIJAN/DAGESTAN - BEREZIN, Ilya Nikolaevich.
Puteshestvie po Dagestanu i Zakavkazyu (Travel to Dagestan and the Transcaucasia).
Kazan: University Press,, 1849. Octavo (209 x 134 mm). Contemporary brown sheep, marbled boards. 4 maps and plans (2 folding), 4 plates (2 folding), folding double-sided table. Worn, joints cracked, extremities of spine chipped, corners stripped, paper press labels to spine and front board, accession numbers inked to title page, tan-burn to corners of endpapers and first few leaves, variable browning throughout, about very good. First edition. Extremely uncommon Russian imprint, just two copies traced on WorldCat, Leiden and Warsaw Universities. Historically important, well-written, and highly engaging account of travels through Dagestan and the territory of modern Azerbaijan by Ilya Berezin (1818-1896), a noted Russian Orientalist, Turkologist, later professor of Kazan University (1846-55) and Saint Petersburg University. Shortly after graduating from the Oriental faculty of the Kazan University with a master's degree in Eastern Philology Berezin was sent on an extensive scientific expedition to cover the Caucasus, Persia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt and Turkey, which lasted for over three years, 1842-5. The main reason for the trip was in fact the purchase of a collection of Arabic manuscripts for Kazan University in Baku, a description of the collection being included here. A second volume of Berezin's travels was published in 1852 covering the latter part of his expedition. The book contains a detailed narrative of the first part of his journey through the southern provinces of the Russian Empire: Dagestan and the Transcaucasia, modern Azerbaijan. Berezin travelled … [Click Below for Full Description]
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