Guide to the Trans-Siberian RailwaySKU: 9514
Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway
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Guide du chemin de fer Trans-Sibérien
Sir William McAlpine (1936-2018) was a railway enthusiast, sometime owner of the Flying Scotsman and patron of several railway heritage trusts and charities.
Alexander Ippolitovich Dmitriev-Mamonov (1847-1915) was a statesman (vice governor of the provinces of Tomsk, Tobolsk and Akmola) and a historian of Siberia, writing (for example) on the history of printing in the region and the Decembrists' revolt. He wrote on other railway projects too, principally on the railways of central Asia. Construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway began in 1891, and it was attracting foreign travellers long before its completion in 1916.
Condition & Materials
First French edition, 8vo, pp.12 (adverts), 371, [i], 9, [i] (adverts) + 3 folding town plans (Irkoutsk,Tomsk, Vladivostok) and 4 folding maps, of which 3 are printed in colours (Russie, Samara-Zlatooust, Chelabinsk-Baïkal, Baïkal-Vladivostok) translated by P Tacchella, numerous plates and illustrations, one chromolithographed and heightened with gold; text translated by P.Tacchella, advertisements printed on pale green paper at beginning and end, modern cloth with original decorative upper wrapper mounted on upper cover (some marks and wear), partly uncut and unopened; bookplates of J.J.Haut and W.H. McAlpine.