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London: J. Debrett, 1798. First edition. Two volumes, sympathetically rebound in half calf, with new leather spines, but retaining carefully restored original marbled boards. Original boards a little rubbed, but recent leather all very good. Some spots of foxing internally. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). Volume I: viii, 526 pp. Volume II: viii, 528 pp.
William Tooke (1744–1820) was a British clergyman and an historian of Russia. This work gives a fascinating historical perspective, not only on his favoured Russia, but also on everything from the way ladies dressed in Peru, to the use of spices in 'the torrid zone'.
Book ID: 2490
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