• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

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    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    PALLAS, Peter Simon (1741-1811). Travels Through the Southern Provinces of The Russian Empire in the years 1793 and 1794, translated from the German. London: A. Strahan for T.N. Longman, et al, 1802-1803.

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    PALLAS, Peter Simon (1741-1811). Travels Through the Southern Provinces of The Russian Empire in the years 1793 and 1794, translated from the German. London: A. Strahan for T.N. Longman, et al, 1802-1803.

    2 volumes, 4o (280 x 221 mm). 4 engraved folding maps, numerous vignettes in text, and 51 stipple-engraved and aquatint plates (most hand-colored, many folding). (Some minor offsetting and staining.) Contemporay boards, uncut (rebacked with leather, paper spine labels tipped in).

    FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of this beautifully illustrated work on the ethnology, costumes, flora, fauna, geology, topography, etc of the southern provinces of Russia by the German naturalist, zoologist and geologist. "An extremely charming colour plate book ... It deserves a place in every colour plate collection for its numerous attractive coloured vignettes, an unusual feature. The plates themselves are also interesting technically, various forms of engraving being employed" (Tooley). Abbey Travel 222; Tooley 357. (2)


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