London, South Kensington
3 May 2007
LYALL, Robert (d.1831). The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow ... with a Dissertation on the Russian Language. London: T. Cadell, 1823. 4° (274 x 222mm). Half title, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 22 plates, 11 hand-coloured, 4 folding, folding engraved plan of Moscow at the end (occasional very light spotting and staining, mainly towards the beginning). 19th-century half morocco by C. Le Feuvre, Jersey, spine gilt (extremities rubbed, corners bumped). Provenance: Philip de Gruchy (armorial bookplate). Abbey Travel 227; Prideaux pp. 228 & 343.
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