V gorah i ravninah Buhary (Ocherki Sredney Azii). [In the Mountains and Steppes of Bukhara (Sketches of Central Asia].St Petersburg: V.Berezovsky, 1913 Stock Code: 116556
Travelogue of Bukhara by an influential proponent of Russian annexationFirst edition. Dmitri Nikolaevich Logofet (1865-1922) was "undoubtedly the most influential critic of the situation in Bukhara in the early twentieth century" (Becker, Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia, p.212). A colonel in the Amu-Darya Border Guard, Logofet lived in the khanate for more than ten years and published four books and at least two long series of articles on Bukhara, "which contained much valuable information along with a good deal of misinformation, all presented with the author's strong bias in favour of drastic Russian intervention in Bukhara's internal affairs". His first book, published under the sensational title of Strana bezpraviia (Land of Lawlessness) "had great impact on the Russian reading public as well as in government circles". The present work is a somewhat less contentious travelogue. Uncommon, just 8 locations on WorldCat.
Octavo (210 x 140 mm). Recent black half morocco, marbled boards, to style, red morocco label, edges sprinkled brown, grey marbled endpapers.
Numerous illustrations to the text
Title page slightly damaged and professionally restored towards the gutter, text-block lightly browned, but overall very good.
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