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OLDEKOP, C. A. W. von.

Geographie des Russischen Reichs. Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet.

St. Petersburg: Carl Kray, 1842 Stock Code: 133446
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First edition, Saint Petersburg issue (also issued with a Leipzig imprint), of Oldekop's survey of Russia, with information on its geography - its extent, borders, mountains, seas, rivers, canals, plants, minerals and animal life, - with statistical information on its inhabitants, agriculture, industry, trade and manufactures, weights, measures and coinage, its culture and literary heritage, learned societies and associations, its state organisation, religion, and division into European and Asiatic Russia.

From the library of Maximilian de Beauharnais, husband of the Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna, eldest daughter of Nicholas I and sister of Alexander II.

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Description

Octavo (186 x 115 mm). Contemporary half roan and green glazed paper boards, boards with diced pattern and gilt roll border, flat spine decorated and lettered gilt, small library numbering label, sprinkled edges.

Condition

Printed in Gothic type. Engraved bookplate of Maximilian de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg, to front pastedown. Spine ends and joints rubbed, front joint cracked at head, corners lightly rubbed; a very good copy.

Bibliography

WorldCat locates only one copy of this imprint, at the University of Amsterdam.

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