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From Pekin to Calais by Land

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108084635

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  • This 1889 book describes an unusual overland journey from Beijing to Calais, undertaken in 1887 by Harry de Windt (1856–1933), an explorer and travel writer, who later went from Paris to New York, also (mostly) by land. From a military family, he was the brother-in-law and aide-de-camp of Charles Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak, but his official duties left him with plenty of time for eye-catching journeys like this one. His only guidebook was John Bell's 1763 account of travelling from St Petersburg to Beijing across Siberia, but with advice on the route from a Russian embassy official, de Windt set out from Gravesend with a companion to sail to China and commence the land journey back. Filled with anecdotes and observations (occasionally tinged with condescension), the book is an entertaining account not only of the journey but of the lands, people and customs that de Windt encountered.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108084635
    • length: 692 pages
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Gravesend to Pekin
    2. Pekin
    3. Pekin to Kalgan
    4. Kalgan, or Chang-Chia-Kow
    5. The desert of Gobi
    6. Ourga to Kiakhta
    7. Kiakhta to Irkoutsk
    8. Irkoutsk
    9. Irkoutsk (cont.)
    10. Irkoutsk to Tomsk
    11. Tomsk
    12. Perm to Calais.

  • Author

    Harry De Windt

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