[INDIA & JAPAN] Ocherki iz puteshestviya po Indii i Yaponii/ Izdaniye Imperatorskogo Russkogo Geograpficheskogo Obshchestva [i.e. Sketches from a Travel to India and Japan/ Published by the Russian Imperial Geographical Society]

St. Petersburg: Typ. of V. Bezobrazov & Co., 1878. Item #325

95 pp. Octavo. In original publisher’s wrappers. Ink presentation inscription from the author, and an ink stamp of a private library of A.I. Aunputnin
on the title page. Very good. Front wrapper backed with paper.

First and only edition. Very rare. Account of the travel to India and Japan in autumn-winter 1876, by noted Russian geographer and meteorologist Alexander Voeykov (1842-1916). This was a part of the extensive project on the research of the Earth’s climate, when Voeykov in fact travelled around the world (in 1872-1877), carrying thorough meteorological observations in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Central America, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, India, Java and Japan. The results of his research in Japan and India was published as an offprint from the Proceedings of the Russian Geographical Society (vol.13), and contains four chapters: Travel to Japan, Population of Japan, Maritime trade of Japan, and Results of the latest research on the climate of India. Our copy bears Voyeykov’s presentation inscription to ‘Greatly respected Eduard Georgievich Fischborn from the author’, the latter was the treasury of Saint Petersburg Vegetarian Society, which Voeykov was the chairman of.

An attractive rare publication by a renowned Russian meteorologist.

No paper copies in Worldcat.


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