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Across Asia. From West to East in 1906-1908. I-II
Bok. Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura. Kansatieteellisiä Julkaisuja VIII. Société Finno-Ougrienne. Travaux Éthnographiques VIII. Helsinki, 1940. ou. Två volymer: 741 s. + volym 2 c:a 300 s.: 53, 15, 47, 35, 35, 12, 5, 30, 12 s. Kapitlen är skrivna av framstående forskare inom antropologi och etnologi. De innehåller vetenskapliga bidrag och resebeskrivningar. Inbunden. Mycket gott skick. Skyddsomslag finns i gott skick. Författardedikation: "Till den vidtbereste vännen Generallöjtnant Oskar Enckell, ett anspråkslöst prov på reslust." förf. 1944. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Helsinki: 1940. 1st ed. 2 vols. frontis (portrait), photos, maps (including 15 folding maps at end of Vol. II numbered I-XIV and Index). Vol I: 741 p., vol. 2 around 300 p.: 53, 15, 47, 35, 35, 12, 5, 30, 12 p. The chapters are written by distinguished scientists in the fields of anthropology and ethnology and contain scientific contributions and itineraries. Hardcover in original linen cloth. djs. 31cm. Jacket on Vol. II has chips and tears. Both jackets are slightly browned. Stiff broadside "Donators" list laid in Vol. II. Author´s dedication: "To my widely travelled friend Lieutenant-General Oskar Enckell, a modest example of a roving spirit." The author, 1944. Mannerheim was born in the Grand Duchy of Finland, then a part of Russia, and became an officer in the Russian Army. He was ordered by the Russian General Staff to make the trip detailed in this book to gather intelligence about China or, as he describes his mission in the Preface, "to study conditions in Northern China, collect statistical materials and perform various tasks of a military nature." He traveled widely in China and completed his mission successfully. Baron Mannerheim prudently retired from the Russian Army after the Russian Revolution and returned to Finland where he was instrumental in establishing Finland's independence and then maintaining that tenuous independence at the end of World War II by accepting territorial losses and a host of other onerous conditions imposed by Stalin's USSR.
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