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Description de toutes les nations de l’empire de Russie, ou l’on expose leurs moeurs, religions, usages, habitations, habillemens et autres particularites remarquables ... traduite de l’Allemand. Weitrecht (part 3) et Schnoor for Charles Guillaume Muller, St. Petersbourg, 1776-7.

Three volumes in one accompanied by plates vol., quarto (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [2], 108 pp.; title, [2], 228 pp.; title, [2], 164 pp., uncut, some leaves unopened; marginal waterstain in vols 1 and 3, heavier at the end. Vol. with plates : 25 + 75 engraved plates in ne contemporary hand- colour, with upper wrappers and index for I and II part. Modern half calf gilt over old marbled boards by Aquarius. FINE COMPLETE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT RUSSIAN WORK WITH PLATES COLOURED BY HAND. Bibliothek Hammer, Stockholm Cf. SK 1374; Lipperheide 133; Colas 1224; Brunet II, 618.
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