Siberian Pictures Vol. I & II 1883 by Ludwik Niemojowski (Polish Exile) ~ Travel and Description ~ Ethnography ~ Customs ~ Siberia Russia


Title: Siberian Pictures, in two volumes [Vol. I & II]

Author: Ludwik Niemojowski, edited from the Polish by Major Szulczewski

Description: Two volumes in the original olive-drab cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-non circulating library with labels on the front pastedown; no pocket. Pinhole library stamp on the title pages plus one additional page of text per volume. A few instances of light pencil marginalia and a smudge here and there, but generally clean. pp. 335; 313, plus [18] advertising. 7.9 x 5 inches. Placed in removable, clear archival wrappers with a small, loose slip of acid-free, color-coordinated paper to mask the call number.

Observations of Siberia and its people, as experienced by the Polish novelist, playwright, and ethnographer, Ludwik Niemojowski (1823-1892), during his exile in the 1860s and 1870s. The first volume is largely ethnographical, but also includes shorter sections on the fauna and economics of the region. The second volume records a diversity of personal encounters and his observations of the ways of life and customs in Siberia.


[Volume I]:

[Part I - Ethnographical Studies]:
I. The Tunguz.
II. The Gilliacks.
III. The Buriati.
IV. The Sayans, Mongols, and Yakuts.
V. The Chukchas and Kamtschatkans.
VI. The Ostlaks.
VII. The Tartars.
VIII. Ethnographical Affinities.
[Part II - Siberian Fauna]:
I. Fur-Supplying Animals.
II. Food-Supplying Animals.
[Part III - Economic Studies]:
I. Railways and Agriculture.
[Part IV - Habits and Customs]:
I. The Fortress of Snow.

[Volume II]:

[Part IV - Habits and Customs, continued]:
II. The Madman.
III. A Picture of Prison Life.
IV. A True Story out of the Arabian Nights.
V. The Beggar's Story.
VI. Fashion and Social Habits in Siberia.
VII. The Steppe Tramp.
VIII. One Year out of Nine in the Desert.
IX. Gold-Digging in Siberia.
X. Siberian Pedlars.
XI. The Peasant Woman's Secret.
XII. The History of the Village Clerk.
XIII. A Drive over the Steppes.

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: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Hurst and Blackett
Place: London
Year: 1883

Keywords: Siberia, Russia, ethnography, ethnographic description, customs, way of life, travel, travelogue, 1860s, 1870s,

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