Das Vordringen der Russischen Macht in Asien.Berlin: E. Mittler, 1900 Stock Code: 143663
German military historian's survey of the Russian conquest of Central Asia.First edition. Account of the advance and consolidation of Russian power in Central Asia by the Prussian soldier, diplomat and historian, who is probably best known for his work Napoleon as Military Commander. Wartenburg served with an Uhlan regiment in the Franco-Prussian War, seeing action at Vionville, Gravelotte, Orléans and Le Mans. In 1884 he joined the German embassy at Vienna as military attaché, transferring the following year to St. Petersburg, where he remained until 1893 and during which period he carried out the research for the present work. On his return to Germany he joined the General Staff with the rank of colonel, took command of the First Division, also teaching at the Military Academy. In 1900 he was dispatched to China with the German Expeditionary Force, part of the international response to the Boxer Rebellion, where he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Attractive armorial bookplate of Gen. Gustav-Adolf von Nostitz-Wallwitz to the front pastedown.
Octavo (226 x 157 mm) Contemporary dark brown half morocco-grained calf, marbled boards, title gilt to spine, linen hinges, gilt-flecked floral endpapers.
Large folding coloured lithographed 1: 5.000.000 map of the region by Keller of Berlin, with small inset-map relating to the Panjdeh Incident in the upper left corner, formerly attached to the rear free endpaper, now loosely inserted.
Slightly rubbed, particularly at the spine, some chipping towards the tail, foxing front and back, but overall very good.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220