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Batorskii, General Staff Colonel A. A. Mongolia. Opyt voenno-statisticheskogo ocherka. [Mongolia. Attempt of Military and Statistical Sketch]

Batorskii, General Staff Colonel A. A. Mongolia. Opyt voenno-statisticheskogo ocherka. [Mongolia.  Attempt of Military and Statistical Sketch]
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 Batorskii, General Staff Colonel A. A. Mongolia. Opyt voenno-statisticheskogo ocherka. [Mongolia.  Attempt of Military and Statistical Sketch]. Parts I – II. St Petersburg, Military Printing, 1889 – 1891, 1st ed., 8vo (22 x 15cm), xv, [i], 285; viii, [i], 277 pp., 2 large colour folding maps, recased preserving original leather spine, new endpapers, covers with new marble paper, ex-library copy. In 1888 the Russian Main Staff despatched General Staff Colonel A. A. Batorskii (1850-?) with a secret reconnaissance mission to Mongolia. Batorskii gathered valuable military, geographical and statistical data on Mongolia and had reported extensively on various routs. He surveyed and put on map many unknown parts of Mongolia. His classified report ‘Mongolia’ was the first systematic research on that country appeared in Russia in the second half of the 19th century. Rare and important. In Russian