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Guide du voyageur à Moscou, contenant ce que cette capitale offre de curieux et d'intéressant...Moscow, August Semen, 1824. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece, 7 lithographed plates, 4 folding tables, and several tables in the text. Contemporary gold-tooled, half purple sheepskin, marbled sides and edges.
Cat. Russica 445. The first edition of a detailed guide to Moscow, illustrated with finely lithographed plates.Lecointe de Laveau, a French entomologist, was secretary of the Imperial Society of Naturalists of Moscow and had a first-hand knowledge of the city. In 12 chapters he describes Moscow's history, topography, commerce, monuments, and institutions, with (folding) tables providing valuable statistic data. The seventh chapter contains details on public and private art collections and libraries, including the library of Prince Michel Galitzin, who owned a Gutenberg Bible ("Bible de Mayence").Lacks half-title. Some light wear to binding edges, spine slightly discoloured. A good copy.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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