The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow and Also Containing a Dissertation on the Russian Language and an Appendix Which Contains Tables, Political, Statistical and Historical,
. An Account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow, A Catalogue of Plants Found in and Near Moscow, An Essay on the Origin and Progress of Architecture in Russia &c. &c. London, Cadell, and Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1823, 639 pp. with 13 coloured aquatints including a fold out panorama of Moscow and one uncoloured aquatint, 9 black and white engravings (2 fold out) being a total of 23 plates and also a large fold out engraved plan of Moscow, with three woodcut/diagrams in the text. The text pages have a wide margin and the text is clean apart from some light offsetting from the plates onto the text and a small amount of foxing on a few pages. The black and white engravings have some light browning, generally at the edges of the plates. There is some overpainting on the fold out coloured panorama aquatint of Moscow. Marbled page edges. The leather and marbled boards have come away from the binding and the spine is missing. There are two 4 cm (1.6 inch) tears in the large fold out plan of Moscow which do not affect the city plan. One black and white plate which has a small fold out section at the bottom is frayed at the bottom edge. The coloured aquatint opposite the title page has two frayed corners. The size of the book is approximately 22 x 28 cm (8.7 x 11 inches).
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Keywords: Rare Russian History