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Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia
Printed for the author by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1763 - Accompanying the Embassy from the Tsar from Moscow to Peking. 1763. Glasgow. Printed for the author by Robert and Andrew Foulis. Two volumes in 8vo. 1 [blank] + xvii + 1 ff. + 357 + 1 ff. + 1 ff. + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + 426 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + folding map. Attractive half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands and red morocco labels, hinges starting, rubbed, head of spine with small pieces missing. A fine copy, with decent margins, lightly browned. Provenance, unidentified ex libris on front pastedown, inked in pencil ¿From the library of Lord Brougham¿. First edition. Attractive folding map which shows the route followed from Moscow to Peking, through Siberia; the map includes a fine inset view of Peking. A fine narrative -and the only work by this author-, of his voyage from Russia to China, with lavish details on the customs, observations, geography and manners seeing during the journey. Bell (1691 ¿ 1780) was a Scottish doctor and traveller; during his stay in Russia he was appointed as physician to a diplomatic mission from the Tsar to the court of the Persian Shah Soltan Hossein. Cordier Sinica, 2093. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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