• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 302

    PALLAS, Peter Simon (1741-1811). Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in the years 1793 and 1794. London: A. Strahan for T.N. Longman and others, 1802-1803 [but c.1810]. 2 vols., 4° (265x205mm). 4 engraved double-page maps, 51 stipple-engraved plates after Geissler, 43 of which hand-coloured, many folding, numerous vignettes, most coloured by hand, some plates watermarked 1808-1810. (Occasional marginal soiling, occasional offsetting from some plates.) Contemporary tree calf (skilfully rebacked to style, corners rubbed).

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    PALLAS, Peter Simon (1741-1811). Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in the years 1793 and 1794. London: A. Strahan for T.N. Longman and others, 1802-1803 [but c.1810]. 2 vols., 4° (265x205mm). 4 engraved double-page maps, 51 stipple-engraved plates after Geissler, 43 of which hand-coloured, many folding, numerous vignettes, most coloured by hand, some plates watermarked 1808-1810. (Occasional marginal soiling, occasional offsetting from some plates.) Contemporary tree calf (skilfully rebacked to style, corners rubbed).

    First edition in English of the account of Pallas's voyage along the Volga to the Caspian then through to Crimea via the Caucasus. 'An extremely charming colour plate book'; 'it deserves a place in every colour plate collection for its numerous attractive coloured vignettes, an unusual feature.' (Tooley). Abbey Travel 222; Tooley 357. (2)


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