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TURKISTAN Notes From a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara and Kuldja
New York: Scribner, Amstrong & Co., 1877. 2 volumes. First Edition, 1877 issue. With 2 frontispieces, 37 other wood-cut illustrations both on full page plates and within the text and with three folding colour maps. Complete. 8vo, publisher’s original dark-green cloth ruled and decorated on the upper covers and spines in gilt and black, t.e.g. xii, 411; [x], 463 pp. A fine set indeed, very fresh, clean, crisp and beautifully preserved. As pristine and unused. Only the very faintest evidence of age. RARE IN THIS CONDITION, AN IMPORTANT, EVEN PRIMARY WORK ON CENTRAL ASIA. Schuyler, an American career diplomat, went to Turkistan in 1873 while serving as consul-general in St. Petersburg. Although the aim of his journey was to report on the political and social conditions to of the regions recently annexed by Russio, the result was no mere government study. Schuyler has produced an exceptionally detailed account of Central Asia, the Steppe, Syr Darya, Tashkent, Mussulman life, bazaars, trade, Samarkand, Zarafshan valley, Hodjent, Kurama, Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul, Semiretch, Kuldja and the Russian foreign policy in Asia, their administration, Khivan campaign and its consequences. It also provides an exceptional comparison of the inhabitants living under the control of the Khans and those under Russian rule. Called “Monumental...a classic on the subject" by Yakushi.
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