An Eye-Witness in Manchuria

By: Brooke, Lord

Price: NZ$77.00

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Contemporary owner's inscription, "Percy H. [N?]athan / from his loving / Mother". Moderate scattered foxing.; Colonial edition, "Bell's Colonial Editions". viii, 312 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, blind-stamped title on front board. Page dimensions: 223 x 144mm. "The Siberia of one's imagination and Siberia as seen through the windows of a railway carriage are not one and same. What we did see were endless and almost treeless plains, scored with many rivers; Cossack posts guarding the railway; herds of cattle and flocks of sheep in charge of strange-looking men with Mongol features. The weather became colded and the snow returned. At length to the bare steppes succeeded forest land; the Yenisei was crossed by a bridge over half a mile long, and more than once we struck the great Moscow post-road of pre-railroad days [. . .]" - page 3.

Title: An Eye-Witness in Manchuria

Author Name: Brooke, Lord

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20113