Campaigning on the Oxus & Fall of Khiva 1874 MacGAHAN Travel History Central Asia Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Russia Kyzylkum Khanate of Khiva


Title: Campaigning on the Oxus, and the Fall of Khiva.

Author: J. A. Mac Gahan [Januarius Aloysius MacGahan]

Description: Ex-non-circulating-library. Half leather with marbled paper sides; raised bands on spine with compartments decoratively tooled in gilt. Front hinge is broken, its inner hinge stabilized with tissue. Placed in a heavy duty mylar wrapper to help maintain integrity. Labels on paste-downs. 31 illustrations including frontispiece (24 on plates, seven in-text) and a fold-out map. Many pin-hole library stamps scattered throughout (on frontispiece, title page, map, and 11 plates). x, 438 pages. 8.25 x 5.3 inches.

Travel and descriptive account of Central Asia (today Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) and of the 1873 Russian invasion of the Khanate of Khiva by the Russian army, authored by Januarius Aloysius MacGahan (1844-1878), an American foreign correspondent who worked for the New York Herald and the London Daily News.


[Part I] Life in the Kyzil-Kum.
[Part II] The Fall of Khiva.
[Part III] The Turcoman Campaign.

This volume comes from the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland, Oregon. His eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle
Place: London
Year: 1874

Keywords: Kyzyl-Kum, Kyzylkum, Khanate of Khiva, travel, travelogue, Central Asia, Khorezm, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, history,

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