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FOMIN, Alexander Ivanovich (1733-1802). Opisanie Belago Morya s ego beregami i ostrovami voobshche. [Description of the White Sea, the whole of its shore and its islands]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1797.
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FOMIN, Alexander Ivanovich (1733-1802). Opisanie Belago Morya s ego beregami i ostrovami voobshche. [Description of the White Sea, the whole of its shore and its islands]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1797.

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FOMIN, Alexander Ivanovich (1733-1802). Opisanie Belago Morya s ego beregami i ostrovami voobshche. [Description of the White Sea, the whole of its shore and its islands]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1797.

8° (202 x 120mm). 2 engraved maps (of 3, lacking the plate of Lomnosov's birthplace). (One map with repaired tear, occasional light scattered spotting, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary half calf (worn, front cover detached). Provenance: A. Smirdin (bookplates) -- Paul M. Fekula.

VERY RARE EARLY RUSSIAN DESCRIPTION OF THE WHITE SEA, THE SMIRDIN COPY with both the early and late Smirdin bookplates. Bitovt 3167; Fekula 2384 (this copy); Smirdin 4191; SK 7845; Sopikov 7532.
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