Unusually fine and superbly bound example of this celebrated illustrated account of Russia.
Octavo (27 x 18.5 cm). Title-page with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece, 8 engraved plates with original hand-colour and 12 uncoloured plates. Contemporary fine binding of red scarlet morocco with a traditional allover Byzantine design blocked in gilt and blind, all edges gilt.
Provenance: W.D. Mackenzie, Fawley Court (bookplate on the upper pastedown); Jacques Levy (his sale, Sotheby’s, 20th April 2012, lot 340).
Stock ID: 90240