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Verestchagin, Vassili Vassili Verestchagin. Painter-Soldier-Traveller. Autobiographical Sketches. Translated from the German and the French by F.H. Peters. London Richard Bentley & Son 1887
First Engish edition, two volumes, pp.xii, 336; 330, portrait, 77 illustrations after drawings by the author. A very good set in original cloth, gilt. Spine and corners lightly rubbed.

Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904), Russian artist, accompanied General Kaufman's expedition to Turkestan in 1868, and was awarded for heroism at the siege of Samarkand. In 1874 he toured the eastern Himalayas, and Kashmir and Ladakh. He served in the Russo-Turkish war. In these attractive volumes illustrated after his paintings, he describes his travels.