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Piassetsky, P. Voyage a Travers la Mongolie et la Chine. Traduit du Russe avec l'Authorisation de l'Auteur par Aug. Kuscinski. Paris: Librairie Hatchette et Cie 1883
First French edition 4to, pp.563, 62 plates, 28 figures, map. French text. A very good copy bound in later cloth. Minor spotting to prelims.

The journals of a Russian expedition under Sosnovskii and Matussovskii, on an official journey across the Gobi from Western China, which included stays in Kalgan and Urga, where they met the Hutuktu. Piassetskii, a member of the expedition, concentrates on the description of Russian missions, missionaries and other Europeans encountered. This expedition was the first to record the typography of the passes and mountains of Kumul, Barkul and the surrounding areas. First published in St. Petersburg in 1880.