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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, London., 1844.. Steel engraving. Original outline colour. Good condition. A very small wormhole in the centre. Size: 39.5 x 32.5 cm. (15½ x 13 inches) Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England. The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price. These fine steel engravings have original hand colouring and are often embellished with vignettes and comparisons of the height of the principal buildings of the city. Extent: from Irkutsk to Bering Straits and Russian North America, from the New Siberia islands in the north to the Chinese border and Kamchatka in the south.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
Last Found On: 2018-02-01           Check availability:      Biblio    


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