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THE CHARACTER OF THE RUSSIANS, and a Detailed History of Moscow. With a dissertation on the Russian language, and an appendix, containing tables, political, statistical, and historical; an account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow;
London, printed for T. Cadell in the Strand, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1823.. a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c. FIRST EDITION,1823. 4to, approximately 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, 22 engraved plates only of 23, LACKING THE FOLDING COLOURED PANORAMA OF THE KREMLIN, 12 aquatint hand-coloured plates, 1 uncoloured aquatint, 10 black and white engraved plates, 3 folding, plus large folding engraved map of Moscow, 2 woodcuts in the text, pages: 3-28, [2] - subtitle, [i]-cliv, [2] - subtitle, [1]-639, [1] - Errata, (our collation is the same as Abbey), bound in modern full maroon morocco, gilt lettering and extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt and blind decoration to edges of covers, new endpapers, matching plain cloth slipcase. Folding plan has 2 repairs to inner margin, not affecting the image, most of the black and white engravings including the plan are browned with brown offset to pages either side, 1 lower margin has a tiny hole, not affecting text, several pages have some pale staining, all text legible, pale offset on several colour plates from text. A very good copy. See: J. R.Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, Volume 1, No. 227, pages 201-202. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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