The Present State of Russia … [vol. I:] Being an account of the Government of that Country, both Civil and Ecclesiastical; of the Czar's Forces by Sea and Land, the Regulation of his Finances … Translated from the High-Dutch [vol. II:] … containing, 1. Laurence Lange’s Journey from Petersbourg to Peking in China. II. John Bernhard Muller’s Description of the Ostiacks, a nation in Siberia … VI. M. Le Brun’s Observations on his Journey through Russia to Persia. Friedrich Christian Weber.
The Present State of Russia … [vol. I:] Being an account of the Government of that Country, both Civil and Ecclesiastical; of the Czar's Forces by Sea and Land, the Regulation of his Finances … Translated from the High-Dutch [vol. II:] … containing, 1. Laurence Lange’s Journey from Petersbourg to Peking in China. II. John Bernhard Muller’s Description of the Ostiacks, a nation in Siberia … VI. M. Le Brun’s Observations on his Journey through Russia to Persia

The Present State of Russia … [vol. I:] Being an account of the Government of that Country, both Civil and Ecclesiastical; of the Czar's Forces by Sea and Land, the Regulation of his Finances … Translated from the High-Dutch [vol. II:] … containing, 1. Laurence Lange’s Journey from Petersbourg to Peking in China. II. John Bernhard Muller’s Description of the Ostiacks, a nation in Siberia … VI. M. Le Brun’s Observations on his Journey through Russia to Persia.

London: printed for W. Taylor [and others], 1723-1722.

First edition. 1 large folding map of Russia, 1 large folding plan of St. Petersburg, both in vol.I. (Repairs to clean tears or splits in map and plan, some spotting). [i-xlviii; 1-] 352; [1-] 432 pp. + 16 pp. publisher’s advertisements at rear of vol.II. 2 vols. 8vo (7 1⁄2 x 4 1.2 inches). Contemporary paneled calf, 19th-century lettering-pieces to spines labels. Joints split and repaired, spines darkened, dried and split. Provenance: Thomas Western (Clare College, Cambridge, armorial bookplate in each volume, signature in vol. I, by descent ); Charles Callis Western, 1st Baron Western (9 August 1767-4 November 1844, created baron in 1833, Felix Hall library label, Kelvedon, Essex) Cox I, p. 193. ("This work contains also Lange and Le Brun, 'Travels through Russia to China and Siberia'."). Item #264342

A country house library copy: Lord Western bought Felix Hall inabout 1790. Western in the early nineteenth century made additions there in classical style, to create a modern mansion.

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