London, South Kensington
19 June 2012
ALLER, Samuil Ivanovich (1786-1860). Ukazatel zhilishch i zdannii v Sankt-peterburge, ili Adressnaia kniga: s planom i tablitseiu pozharnykh signalov. [An Index of Homes and Buildings in St. Petersburg, or The Address Book.] St. Petersburg: Department of State Education, 1822. 8° (172 x 110mm). Hand-coloured folding engraved map of St. Petersbug. (A few creases in the map.) Contemporary red morocco, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments, sides with roll-tooled border in gilt, green coated endpapers, gilt edges (boards and spine panel detached, spine panel chipped and worn, extremities of boards rubbed). Provenance: Tsarskoe Selo (stamp, pencilled shelf mark '61/4').
FIRST EDITION. THE TSARSKOE SELO COPY of this very useful guide to the residents and trades of the capital city. Families are listed by locality and alphabetically; indexes are also included for finding various trades and shops, including printers and booksellers, artists, performers, and many others. Complete with the city map. SK 1801-1825, 141.
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