Travels in Central Asia: Being the Account of a Journey from Teheran Across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand ; Performed in the Year 1863

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Harper & Brothers, 1865 - 493 pages


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