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La Russie, historique, monumentale et pittoresque; 2 Volumes
Librarie Nationale Illustree, Paris 1865 - 3/4 red cloth with brown marbled paper-covered board covers, printed cloth spines. Vol 1: 392, vii pp list of engravings. Vol. 2: 376 pp., vii list of engravings. A very tight, firm set with hundreds of bw line and other engravings. Text is entirely in French. A later edition of this title, but no bibliographic information can be found relating to the year of publication from normal sources like Worldcat (which relate an 1862 and 1885 edition). This set bears a gift inscription to Col. H. A. du Pont De Nemours, who was a Senator from Delaware and resided at Winterthur, now a famous museum. The inscription was written by "Fte. de Pelleport" who, in actuality, is the author of these two volumes, Piotre Artamof. The Fite de Pelleport and Du Pont families had a long alliance. The inscription, written in French on the ffep of Vol. 1, and dated 1906, reads (in translation), "To Colonel H.A. du Pont de Nemours. In hommage to you from the author in remembrance of the alliance between our two families." Chambr'ier (?), 3 Sept. 1906. VG-, some significant foxing spots to random pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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