ON SLEDGE AND HORSEBACK TO OUTCAST SIBERIAN LEPERS
London: Record Press, no date (ca. 1893). Third printing (first was in 1892). Octavo, olive pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt, fore and bottom page edges rough trimmed. pp (xvi), (244), (22, ads) + facsimile letter from Queen Victoria and three page facsimile letter from Countess Tolstoy, and portrait of the Queen with tissue guard, at front + 1 map and 14 plates. Bit of rubbing to spine tips, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Narrative of the trip of an English nurse, in 1890, to a leper colonyin Vilyuyst district; her efforts to improve the situation of lepers." - Arctic Bib. 10964. Larry McMurtry raves about this book in his recent BOOKS: A Memoir.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover