Russia: or Miscellaneous Observations on the Past and present State of the country and Its Inhabitants. Compiled from Notes made on the spoe during travels at different times in the Service of the Bible Society.
London: Seeley & Sons, Hatchard & Son, 1833.
First edition. 8 handcolored lithgraphic plates of the people (one spotted), errata at the back. 1 vols. 4to. Later half roan, red and black labels (chipped). Joints and extremities rubbed, short crack at top of upper joint, some light browning of text, else very good Colas 2395; Abbey Travel 230; Hiler p. 712; Tooley 380. Item #31422
He writes of the history of the country and its present state with comments on its religion, customs and social life, including slavery, hospitals, prisons, the state of the Jews of Russia, Freemasonry, the army and navy, its agriculture, and commerce and manufacturing. One of the plates shows men playing Svalka, another the village amusements, and another a national dance.The appendix contains specimens of the style of preaching among the Russian clergy.
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