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REINDEER, DOGS, AND SNOW-SHOES: A JOURNAL OF SIBERIAN TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION Richard J. Bush 1871 Hardcover Near Fine
By Bush, Richard J.
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New York, Harper & Brothers, 1871, 1st edition. 529 + 6 pp ads,  wood engraved frontis, 44 wood-engraved text illustrations (several full-page), folding map. Original black and gilt-stamped purple cloth hardcover faded at spine and cover edges. Near Fine. 

Full title: Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-Shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867

Bush spent several years in Siberia surveying the proposed route of the Russian-American Telegraph Company's line. He here recounts his travels from the Kamchatka Peninsula to Sakhalin Island to the Sea of Okhotsk, down the Anadyr River, and from thence to the Bering Strait. This book complements George Kennan's Tent Life in Siberia. It describes Bush's also-lengthy expedition in behalf of the Russian- American Telegraph Company's survey in Siberia in the 1860s. 

Bush makes it clear that this is not a scientific account, but a travel narrative containing observations of his time in the Kamchatka Peninsula and the area of Siberia by the Sea of Okhotsk, of herding deer and life in the tundra. The engagingly written book is illustrated with fine drawings of the region by Bush himself. 

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