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A Shooting Trip in the Russian Far East

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A Shooting Trip in the Russian Far East

Date of publication:

  • 1904
  • Place of publication:


  • modern half morocco
  • A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka

    The immensely wealthy Count Elim Pavlovich Demidov, third Prince of San Donato, was the Russian Empire's last ambassador to Greece; he died in exile in Athens in 1943. He published a number of accounts of travel and sport in the Russian Empire. This one covers a round trip he made from London in 1900 with St George Littledale, who had accompanied him on an earlier shooting trip to the Caucasus. The pair travelled on the new Trans-Siberian railway to Vladivostok, and by steamer to Kamchatka. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    First edition, 8vo. pp. 302, with 113 b/w photographic illustrations, both full-page and in the text + two colour-printed folding maps prepared by Stanford’s, both with Demidoff’s route marked in red (one general map bound in at the end, one of Kamchatka folding into pocket on rear pastedown), light spotting to frontispiece, modern red half morocco. Later ownership inscription to free end-paper (L.F. Fisher, Redcar, 1949). Read less