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FROM THE LIBRARY OF TSARSKOYE SELO ALLER SAMUEL IVANOVICH (1786-1860)
Guidebook of dwellings and buildings in Saint Petersburg, or Address book: with a plan and table of fire signals: for 1823. SPb.: in print. Department of public education, 1822. - XVI, 663,  p.,  l. p. table.,  l. p. plan.; 17,5 x 11 cm. Folding engraved plan of St. Petersburg and a table of fire signals. In a luxurious gold-embossed Morocco cover of the epoch. Gold-embossed linings. Three-side gold book edge. Silk book marks. Minor scuffs on the binding, minor restoration of the spine. There is a stamped ex-libris «Bibliotheque de Tsarskoe Selo» on the first blank page. Rarity. One of the first Russian address books. According to the authors the guidebook was helpful for residents of the Russian capital, who «often had difficulties while finding resdentials in St. Petersburg» before its appearance. The publication includes: Directory of private buildings in St. Petersburg; Public buildings and public places; Residence of officials and official employes; Residence of bankers, merchants, local, nonresident and foreign merchants and guests of all guilds; residence of artisans; Places of trade and industry; Places of entertainment, information about post offices and passports. Bibliography: SC 1801-1825. №141. Provenance: Library of Tsarskoye Selo.