Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia. Robert Lyall.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.
Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.

Travels in Russia, the Krimea, the Caucasus, and Georgia.

London. T. Cadell. 1825. First Edition. Illustrated by 24 woodcut vignettes en texte. Two volumes, complete as issued. 8vo. 5.5"x8.75". Lavishly bound in 3/4 polished calfskin and marbled boards. Tri-gilt ruled spine compartments with most ornate gilt tooled fleural motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titled and tooled red morocco labels. Marbled edges and endsheets.

Robert Lyall (1789-1831) was a botanist and traveler who, in 1815 went to Russia as a physician, where he graduated as a doctor and surgeon at the Imperial Medico-Surgical Academy in St. Petersburg in 1816. Travels In Russia was first published in 1825 and remains an iconic work of travel literature as well as a briliant depiction of early 19th century Russian social history.

Boards very slightly rubbed and bowed. Period armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Several instances of mild, unobtrusive foxing. A Fine,elegantly bound, most crisp and bright copy of this seminal work.

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Price: $500.00

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