Title: Tent Life in Siberia and Adventures Among the Koraks and Other Tribes in Kamchatka and Northern Asia. Later printing.
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1889,
Seller ID: 104099
KENNAN, George. Tent Life in Siberia and Adventures Among the Koraks and Other Tribes in Kamchatka and Northern Asia. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, 1889. Later printing. Pp. (4),[iii]-ix,(1),-425,(3). UNILLUSTRATED. 8vo, blue cloth with elaborate black and gilt mountain scene to front board, gilt lettering and black decoration to spine. Kennan, b. February 16, 1845 in Norwalk, OH; d. May 10, 1924. A ethnographical travelogue documenting the adventures of an American employee of the Western Union Telegraph Company -- who attempted to lay telegraphic cables across theentirety of Siberia, by way of the Bering Strait, thus connecting the west coast of the United States more easily with European locales -- and his en counters with the indigenous people of Kamchatka and Siberia, primarily theKorak people. Barneveld Library Rules sheet pasted to flyleaf, four charac ters inked to the bottom edge of the preface page, minor chipping to endpapers with minor tape repair to front flyleaf, the slightest of shelfwear, else a very good, tight, bright copy. 75.00