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Travels through the southern provinces of the Russian Empire, in the years 1793 and 1794 (2 volume set)
London : Printed by A. Strahan . for T.N. Longman and O. Rees 1802 - First English edition. Quarto. 4 maps, 30 of 52 plates. Volume I: xxiii, [1], 552p; 25 plates, of which twenty are hand-colored; fourteen vignettes, of which thirteen are hand-colored; and three uncolored maps. Volume II: xxx, [2], 523pp, [1]; 5 plates only of 27, of which two are colored; fourteen vignettes, ten of which are hand-colored; and one uncolored map. Contemporary calf leather, gilt, rebacked in modern leather, marbled page ends, marbled endpapers. Chipping to original leather, stray pencil marginalia, offsetting, sparse foxing Nerhood notes that "as an employee of the Russian crown, Pallas, eminent German naturalist, travels throughout the realm, describing the flora and fauna with Teutonic thoroughness", Nerhood 126; Cox, "his reports on the geology, fauna and flora are of great scientific value", Cox I:199; Prideaux, "handsome quarto edition. Original vignettes of surprising attractiveness and beauty." Peter Simon Pallas was counselor of state to His Imperial Majesty of all the Russians when this book was published. The beautiful illustrations depict the natives of the regions he visited, their costumes and occupations, some domestic animals, and the scenery and landscapes. Abbey No 222; Tooley No 357. Prideaux, pages 220-221; Wellcome IV:288; Lowndes 1766 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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