Austrian expedition to the Far East

Kreitner, Gustav. Im Fernen Osten. Reisen des Grafen Bela Széchenyí in Indien, Japan, China, Tibet und Birma in den Jahren 1877-1880.

Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1881.

8vo. [8], VI, [2], 1013, [1 blank] pp. With 56 wood engraved plates, and dozens of smaller wood engravings in text, and 3 tinted litographed folding maps. Original publisher's decorated cloth.


First edition of a work on a research expedition to the Far East by Gustav Kreitner (1847-1893). As a diplomat and geographer, Kreitner accompanied the Austrian count Béla Széchenyí (1837-1918) to China, Tibet, Burma and Japan. The text is illustrated with numerous views of cities, landscapes, architecture and more.

Browned throughout, but otherwise a very good copy.


Cordier, Japonica, col. 705; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2142-2143.

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