an excellent set in contemporary binding
In 1828 Erman accompanied a Norwegian expedition to Russia and Siberia, the primary purpose of which was geographic and geodesic surveying. Erman made altitude determinations, measurements of terrestrial magnetism, and meteorological observations and correlated these with the corresponding data he had gathered in Russia and Northern Asia.
First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, folding map in vol. 1, finely bound as an Eton College leaving gift in contemporary tan polished calf gilt, gilt rules to covers, spines richly gilt in compartments morocco lettering pieces, an excellent set.
Provenance; Earl of Eldon (inscription).
Stock ID: 86902