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NECHAYEV, Alexay Vasilievich.

Po gornoi Bukharie. putevye ocherki [In the mountains of Bukhara. Travel Stories].

M. Stasulevich, St Petersburg , 1914 Stock Code: 110611
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Notes

First edition. In 1906 Alexksay Vasilievich Nechayev (1864-1915), a paleontologist and geologist from Kazan, made a trip into the Bukhara for the purposes of a scientific survey. However, the present work is his account of the everyday life and traditions of the local people in this isolated locale. The expedition extended into the mountainous areas of Bukhara that had previously not been visited by Russians. Nechaev recounts local legends, the folk tales of the gold-miners, and regional customs and living conditions, at the same time offering descriptions of the stunning landscapes along the way. Nachayev is best known for his pioneering work on the stratigraphy and paleontology of Paleogene sediments of the Volga Region and Upper-Permian rocks of the eastern and north-eastern European part of Russia. Uncommon, OCLC lists just three locations.

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Description

Octavo (240 x 162 mm). Contemporary tan morocco-backed brown linen boards, title gilt direct to spine, grey patterned endpapers.

Illustrations

2 plates, numerous illustrations to the text.

Condition

A little rubbed at the extremities, light browning, a couple of underlinings in the text, private library stamp to verso of the rear free endpaper.

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