This is the 4th and final volume of a truly remarkable project. The illustrations throughout are wonderful, and the text is by one of the great authorities on the subject. All 4 vols are still available (for now) and cheap at the price (£120).
The extraordinary journeys of the ‘Siberian traveller’ Thomas Atkinson (1799-1861), who spent seven years travelling in the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia, and of his equally intrepid fellow-traveller wife. They encountered and befriended several of the exiled Decembrists, and Thomas’s watercolours are a unique topographical record.
Originally planned as an afterword to his 2015 book (which was superb), it turned out that there was so much more to say in bringing the story up to date that Bloomsbury decided to publish it as a separate book.