Siberia in Europe: a Visit to the Valley of the Petchora, in North-East Russia; [WITH] Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Yenesay in East Siberia.
London. John Murray. 1880 and 1882. Both titles are First Editions. Illustrated by a folding map at rear of each volume and further by many images after woodcuts en texte. Two Volumes. Small 8vo. 5.5" x 8". Handsomely custom bound in 3/4 blind ruled grain morocco and marbled boards. Blind ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Marbled edges and endsheets.
Henry Seebohm (1832 - 1895) was an English steel manufacturer, and amateur ornithologist, oologist and traveller. Seebohm was born in Bradford. His interest in natural history led him to travel widely, in Greece, Scandinavia, Turkey, and South Africa. His expeditions to the Yenisey tundra of Siberia were described in his two most renowned books, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882),today widely accepted as pre-eminent works in the fields of both tavel and adventure as well as ornithology.
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