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Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire
Pall-Mall, London, 1780-1783: For J. Nichols, T. Cadell, H. Payne, C. Dilly and N. Conant In four volumes. Volume I: Finnish Nations, cxi, (1) errata, 201pp. 2 plates. Volume II: Tartar nations, 401pp; 2 plates Volume III. Samoyede nations, 372pp. 2 plates, one closed tear to p. 271, description of plates and placement of the second plate in volume I which states it should be placed at p. 102 but in fact is placed at p. 199 (stated in the plate to be at p. 199). Volume IV. Mogol [sic] nations, 451pp., (1) pp. publisher's ad., 1 folding map, 12 plates of which one is folding.(18 plates and 1 map. total). The first demographic study of the Russian peoples and its territories. Translated by William Tooke (1744-1820) author and historian who is well known for his Russian studies while he resided in St. Petersburg. An exceptional history of how Siberia became a province. The history of the Russian provinces, the various inhabitants and their culture; including the Kara-Kitans, Mongouls [sic], the Burats; agriculture, mining, religious beliefs, and leaders. All volumes bound in tree calf, boards fragile with some splitting and chipping, spines flat and fully decorated in gilt, black and red contrasting labels gilt with some chipping (one label nearly gone), marbled endpapers, early bookplate with crown and snake with initials below "WBJ"., text clean, lacking only the three integral ads in volume 3. An uncommon work which has become exceedingly scarce. . First English Translation. Octavo.
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