Lansdell, Henry.


Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington ... 1882.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xvi + [ii] + 391pp. + ix + [ii] + 404pp. Mounted photographic port, frontis., 2 folding maps, 22 plates including 3 double page, 30 ills. Some light browning, dec., original gilt and silver lettered cloth with black and gilt ills., sl. dulled and chipped spines. Henry Lansdell (18411919), Church of England clergyman and traveller. ODNB ... His object was to distribute tracts and bibles provided by London missionary societies in many languages wherever he went, most notably in prisons and hospitals in Siberia and central Asia. He published accounts of his travels in [the above] ... It aroused criticism, however, because of its very favourable attitude towards Russia. In particular his largely commendatory accounts of conditions inside Russian prisons aroused angry opposition from Prince Kropotkin ...
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