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WARTENBURG, Hans Ludwig David Maximilian Graf Yorck Von,

Das Vordringen der Russischen Macht in Asien.

Berlin: E. Mittler, 1900 Stock Code: 143663
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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.

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Description

Octavo (226 x 157 mm) Contemporary dark brown half morocco-grained calf, marbled boards, title gilt to spine, linen hinges, gilt-flecked floral endpapers.

Illustrations

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.

Condition

Slightly rubbed, particularly at the spine, some chipping towards the tail, foxing front and back, but overall very good.

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