Travels of the Russian mission through Mongolia to China, and residence in Peking, in the years 1820-1821.

TIMKOWSKI, GEORGE i.e. Timkovskii, Egor Fedorovich, (1790-1875)

Edité par Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1827
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Titre : Travels of the Russian mission through ...

Éditeur : Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London

Date d'édition : 1827

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Very Good

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With corrections and notes by Julius von Klaproth. 496 pages, 1 folding plan, one-half contemporary leather with five bands, marbled boards, some shelf wear but remarkably well preserved, text and folding plan very good. Volume 2 only. 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. Chapter 1: Journal of the stay of the author at Peking, from the end of December till his departure from that capital; Account of the minister Ho quen, and the articles of impeachment against him; The Chinese army, Visit to the Portuguese missionaries, Visit to the temple of Houang szu, Interview with some natives of Corea, and particulars respecting that country. Chapter 2: A short description of Peking, by Father Gaubil; Some account of the manners and customs of the inhabitants, prices of provisions, &c. Chapter 3: Historical, geographical and ethnographical essay on Mongolia. Chapter 4: Departure form Peking, Route to Tsagan balgassou, through the country of the Tsakhar Mongols. Chapter 5: Journey through the country of the Tsakhars, Pasturages, Studs and flocks of the Emperor of China; Chapter 6: Journey through the country of the Sounite Mongols. Chapter 7: Journey through the southern part of the country of the Kalkas to Ourga. Chapter 8: Stay at Ourga, Departure from that town for Kiakhta; Return to Russia; Conclusion. Appendix: Statistical View of China, extracted from original documents, by M. Klaproth. Explanations of the Plates. Stations on the route from Kiakhta to Peking, From August 31 to December 1, 1820. Route of the Mission on its return from Peking to Kiakhta, from May 15 to August 1, 1821. N° de réf. du libraire 20926

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