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Pallas, Peter Simon.
Voyages du professeur Pallas, dans plusieurs provinces de l'empire de Russie et dans l'Asie septentrionale traduits de l'Allemand par le C. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle edition, revue et enrichie de notes par les Cc. Lamarck & Langles.
Verlag. Paris, Maradan, 1794.8 volumes + atlas volume. 8vo and large 4to. Contemporary half calf (some extremities of spines sl. dam.). Atlas volume with 108 engraved plates, many folding or double-page.Second French edition, first published in 1788-1793 translation of the German edition Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. St. Petersburg 1771-1776. - The German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811) was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg and at the request of Catherine, he was placed in charge of an academy expedition into Russia and Siberia. The expedition set out from Moscow in April 1768 with five naturalists and seven astronomers. Pallas arrived back in St. Petersburg in July 1774 with a vast amount of data and many fossil specimens, but broken in health (Howgego p.784). His expedition was concerned with natural history in the widest sense, including geography, agriculture, and other disciplines. Also included descriptions of journeys in the Caucasus.Bibl. Russica Ii, p.72 Wood p.511 Atabey Collection 918.
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