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A journey to St. Petersburg and Moscow through Courland and Livonia

Ritchie, Leitch

Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown et al., London, 1836
Soft cover
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First edition, large 8vo, pp. iv, [4], 256; steel-engraved frontispiece and half-title, 24 mounted plates with guards, a.e.g., large paper copy measuring 23.7 cm, plate at p. 71 is present in a proof state on tissue paper and mounted and bound in as frontispiece, a.e.g., bookbinder's ticket on rear paste-down of "E. Westley, Friar Street, near Doctors Common", some plates lightly spotted, minor wear to extremities, else very good in contemporary red morocco with gilt-decorated spine, rebacked with the original spine neatly laid down. Ritchie (1800-1865) was an English novelist who enjoyed some renown as a travel writer. This is a factual account of a journey made in April, 1835, under the employ of Charles Heath (1785-1848) the engraver and promoter of, among other illustrated annuals, "Heath's Picturesque Annual". Heath was an engraver of "great taste and delicacy" [DNB] whose engravings "are executed wtih marvellous technical skill and fidelity"--DNB. Among his pupils were the well known engravers Doo and Watt. The plates in this publication are after drawings by A.G. Vickers. Bookseller Inventory # 37363

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Title: A journey to St. Petersburg and Moscow ...

Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown et al., London

Publication Date: 1836

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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