Harbin: Club of Natural Science and Geography, 1941. Quarto (26 × 19 cm). Original printed wrappers. pp. 101-106, eleven black and white illustrations on six leaves of plates. Old vertical creases; small nick to lower right corner; alse about very good.
Rare Russian-language offprint from "News of the Club of Natural Science and Geography", in which Baranov presents photographic reproductions of little-known portraits of Yuan dynasty Mongol leaders, previously held at a Beijing palace. He also provides a Russian translation of the Chinese and Mongolian text accompanying these images, with his own annotations and clarifications. Among the Mongol leaders depicted are Genghis Kahn, Ogedei Khan, Kublai Khan as well as some of their wives. Baranov (1886-1972) was a translator and Sinologist who taught Chinese language, ethnography, history and literature to employees of the Russian Far Eastern Railway and various universities in Manchuria. He authored over 150 works within his areas of specialization. In 1958 he immigrated to the Soviet Union, where he settled in Almaty, Kazachstan. KVK, OCLC only show the copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Stanford Unviersity.
Book ID: P003518