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Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire by  Johann Gottieb (1738-1801) Georgi - First English Translation - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 019228)

Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire

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Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire

by Georgi, Johann Gottieb (1738-1801)

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Pall-Mall, London, 1780-1783: For J. Nichols, T. Cadell, H. Payne, C. Dilly and N. Conant. First English Translation. Octavo. In four volumes. Volume I: Finnish Nations, cxi, (1) errata, 201pp. 2 plates. Volume II: Tartar nations, 401pp; 2 plates Volume III. Samoyede nations, 372pp. 2 plates, one closed tear to p. 271, description of plates and placement of the second plate in volume I which states it should be placed at p. 102 but in fact is placed at p. 199 (stated in the plate to be at p. 199). Volume IV. Mogol [sic] nations, 451pp., (1) pp. publisher's ad., 1 folding map, 12 plates of which one is folding.(18 plates and 1 map. total). The first demographic study of the Russian peoples and its territories. Translated by William Tooke (1744-1820) author and historian who is well known for his Russian studies while he resided in St. Petersburg. An exceptional history of how Siberia became a province. The history of the Russian provinces, the various inhabitants and their culture; including the Kara-Kitans, Mongouls [sic], the Burats; agriculture, mining, religious beliefs, and leaders. All volumes bound in tree calf, boards fragile with some splitting and chipping, spines flat and fully decorated in gilt, black and red contrasting labels gilt with some chipping (one label nearly gone), marbled endpapers, early bookplate with crown and snake with initials below "WBJ"., text clean, lacking only the three integral ads in volume 3. An uncommon work which has become exceedingly scarce.

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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
019228
Title
Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire
Author
Georgi, Johann Gottieb (1738-1801)
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Used
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First English Translation
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Hardcover
Publisher
For J. Nichols, T. Cadell, H. Payne, C. Dilly and N. Conant
Place of Publication
Pall-Mall, London, 1780-1783
Keywords
Russia Siberians Kara-Kitans Mogouls Burats Kalmucs Tsongares Religion of Tibet Laplanders Ingrians Finns
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