Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia Volume 2

Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to Diverse Parts of Asia Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ... protested to me, that it was an affair that might be their utter ruin, if the Emperor should come to know that they had consented to my repairing, with my money, a house that belonged to him; but they assured me, they should set to work upon it very soon. The 8th, the Bogdoi-Chan departed for JEGCHOLL-, and, ThatI had not received any advices from the com-ss" missary; but, nevertheless, I computed that the eara-si" Van might be at P EKIN in two months from that " time."-Whereupon he asked me, " If I would not " come and pass the time, with the court, at JEG-cHoLL." I received such a gracious invitation with all due submiffion; promifing to come to pay my devoirs to his Majesty at JEGCHOLL as soon as possible. But, on my returning to PEKIN, the governor of the city let me know, " That I could not follow the Emperor, be-" fore his Majesty had sent the necessary orders to him V and the council to give me post-horses, and the es-" cort of Mandarins, which I should have occasion for 7 in this journey." In the mean time, I made several agreements, with diverse persons, for different sorts of japanned ware, which his Czarish Majesty wanted to have, which I could not.get at the usual price, because The late Emperor of en ma was ex-be known, either by his complexion, or seatremely affable and gracious towards EURO-tures, to be of TARTAI extraction; it was 'un s, more especially to those who ex-only to be observed, that his cheek-bones, celled in any science-He was taller than under his eyes, were a little rising and prousual for people of his country; and not to minent, like the noncnns. those those who supplied me with them, were obliged to give MAL a great part of what they gained on them...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799186
  • 9781236799180