Auction 458 / Lot n° 10

LAVEAU, Georges De (inizio XIX secolo) - Guide du voyageur à Moscou. Moscow: L'Imprimerie d'Auguste Semen, 1824. First edition of a detailed guide to Moscow, illustrated with finely lithographic plates. Lecointe de Laveau, a French entomologist, was secretary of the Imperial Society of Naturalists of Moscow and had a first-hand knowledge of the city. In 12 chapters he describes Moscow's history, topography, commerce, monuments, and institutions, with (folding) tables providing valuable statistic data. The seventh chapter contains details on public and private art collections and libraries, including the library of Prince Michel Galitzin, who owned a Gutenberg Bible. 8vo (236 x 150mm). Half-title, engraved frontispiece, 4 folding tables and 7 lithographic plates depicting the monuments of the city (some spotting, some worming between pp. 345-356). Brown editorial wrappers printed in black, uncut (some loss to spine, some soiling).

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:30

Estimate 300 - 500€

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