JOHNSTON, Robert

Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the country of Poland;

£1,850

Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the country of Poland;
along the southern shores of the Baltic.
London, J.J. Stockdale, 1815.

SKU: 88853 Categories: , , Tags: , , ,

Description

Fine example of the first edition bound in richly gilt red morocco, an early issue. Plates include Copenhagen, Hamburg, Stralsund, Frauensberg, Tilsit, Cronstadt, Igiora a Village near St. Petersburg, a Flying Mountain (a helterskelter), Bronnitzi, women near Novogorod, the Kremlin, Borodino, Smolensk, Lithuanian jewesses and a view of Borisoff. These plates are accompanied by an interesting and informative text on local customs, history and so on, written as the author progressed along his route.

Description

4to., (29.7 x 23.7 cm). Half-title, title, vii, 460 pp., with 20 hand-coloured plates (including the frontispiece), two maps, one full-paged uncoloured plate of Russian farming implements, and one text illustration, at least two plates with 1812 watermark. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt on spine and both boards, gilt edges; rebacked preserving spine, a bit rubbed at edges.

Provenance: William Strange (ex-libris to verso of upper fly leaf).

Bibliography

 

Stock ID: 88853