Item #409095 Thirty-five years in Russia / by George Hume ; with illustrations and a map. George Hume.

Thirty-five years in Russia / by George Hume ; with illustrations and a map

1914, First Edition. London : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly bumped and rubbed as with age, with minor tears. Internally, bright and clean. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Item #409095

Physical description; xxiii, 319 pages, illustrations, maps, portrait ; 22 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents; Early life -- Apprentice days -- Odessa and Sebastopol -- Further sea experiences -- Introduction of reaping machine into Russia -- Introduction of steam thrasher -- Life on the open steppe -- The steppe : its population, character, and fauna -- Life in Poltava and Kharkov -- Law courts and nihilist conspiracies in Kharkov -- Russo-Turkish war and Penjdeh incident -- Journey from London to Kiev -- The tragedy of Kiev -- An adventurous journey home in 1881 -- Events leading to death of Alexander II -- Russian political problems, part I : the Jewish question -- Russian political problems, part II : Russia and the Poles -- A geological tour in south-western Russia -- Geological journey from Kiev to Donetz mineral basin -- Incidents of travel : from Kharkov to Tiflis across the Caucasian mountains -- Incidents of travel : from Tiflis to Baku, Batoum, and Sebastopol -- Concluding remarks. Subjects; Hume, George 1836-. Russia History 19th century. Russia. Russia Description and travel. Russia History 1801-1917. Soviet Union. Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917. Soviet Union.

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