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Book Number 5572 
Author Valentine Baker 
Title Clouds in the East: Travels and Adventures on the Perso-Turkeman Frontier  
Date c. 1876 
Publisher Chatto and Windus 
Place of Publication London 
Edition First Edition. 
Volume Information  
Cover Recent half calf with marbled boards. Spine in six compartments of raised bands. Gilt text on morocco label on 2 and 3. All edges marbled.  
Illustration Complete with a colour frontispiece, 3 colour folding maps, 7 coloured plates and 2 in-text illustrations. Plates printed in colour and in this example, hand coloured to enhance their beauty. 
Size 8vo (212x132mm).  
Condition A handsome and fine example of this work. Plates and text are clean and crisp.  
Translation Info  
Notes Valentine Baker (also known as Baker Pasha) (1827 – 1887), was a British soldier, and a younger brother of Sir Samuel Baker. He went through the wars of 1866 and 1870 as a spectator with the German armies, and in 1873 he started upon a famous journey through Khorasan with his friend Fred Burnaby. Although he was unable to reach the Khanate of Khiva the results of the journey afforded a great deal of political, geographical and military information, especially as to the advance of Russia in Central Asia. It is of this adventure that Baker writes about in the work at hand.  
Price (US$) 875  
Short Description Book Asia Central General; Book Asia Middle East Iran; Book Asia Middle East General; Book Voyages General;  
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