Oriental and Western Siberia. A Narrative of Seven Years' Explorations and Adventures in Siberia, Mongolia, the Kirghis Steppes, Chinese Tartary, and Part of Central Asia
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1858.
Octavo, xii, 611 pages with 32 illustrations plus 20 lithographic plates (all tinted or printed in colour) and a folding map.
Gilt-decorated half calf and cloth, with a contrasting title-label on the spine, all edges and endpapers marbled; leather slightly scuffed, with a light tidemark near the foot of the spine; small tidemark to the inner corner of the endpapers, frontispiece, title leaf and one plate; foxing to a few early leaves and the plates (and adjacent pages) to varying degrees; shallow tidemark around the outer edges of the frontispiece, and to a lesser degree, some of the plates (presumably as a result of the edge marbling process); overall an excellent copy.
The ownership details of the Chief Examiner of the NSW Department of Instruction, 1881, are written neatly in ink at the head of the title page.