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Essai sur le commerce de Russie, avec l'histoire de ses decouvertes.
Amsterdam, n.p., 1777.. Octavo. Pp. 299, (1). Plus large folding engraved map (bit browned, short splits at folds), bound after title. Half-title present; handsome engraved head-piece; numerous tables and calculations. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome full speckled calf, occasionally rubbed at extremities, spine gilt ruled, minute chip at head, black morocco label lettered in gilt, old label affixed to first paste-down, endpapers browned. With ample margins, in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Attribued to Marbault (Cf. National Union Catalog, pre-1956 imprints; Barbier). The attractive copperplate map, "Carte des Decouvertes des Russes dans la Mer Orientale, et en Amerique Pour Servir a l'essai, Sur le commerce de Russie" is by Gerardin, engraved by Croisey for inclusion in this book. KVK lists 3 holdings only: British Library (with a second copy in microform), National Library of France, Union Catalogs Germany (4)..
Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague
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