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Wednesday 27th September 2017: 10:30am BST

2 vol. pallas

Lot 125

Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon) Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften, first edition, rare, complete with 31 plates, St. Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1776-1801.

 

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Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon) Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften, 2 vol., first edition, 31 folding engraved plates, 5 folding letter-press genealogical tables, lacking blank ):( ):(4 in vol.1, small ink stamps to titles, plate 1 trimmed to border at head, plates XI and XIII with repaired tear within image, without loss, plate XVII trimmed to borders, some spotting or mostly light foxing, a few stains, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, preserving original backstrips, each gilt and with double red morocco labels, corners repaired, 4to, St. Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1776-1801.

It is exceedingly rare to find a set of this important work with all 31 plates present. Pallas went to Russia in 1776 at the request of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. He embarked on a tour of the Russian provinces to research their natural history, peoples, languages and economy. He spent a winter with the Kalmycks on the Volga before travelling across central Asia to Russio-Siberia.

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Full Lot Details

Mongolia.- Pallas (Peter Simon) Sammlungen Historischer Nachrichten uber die Mongolischen Volkerschaften, 2 vol., first edition, 31 folding engraved plates, 5 folding letter-press genealogical tables, lacking blank ):( ):(4 in vol.1, small ink stamps to titles, plate 1 trimmed to border at head, plates XI and XIII with repaired tear within image, without loss, plate XVII trimmed to borders, some spotting or mostly light foxing, a few stains, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, preserving original backstrips, each gilt and with double red morocco labels, corners repaired, 4to, St. Petersburg, Academy of Sciences, 1776-1801.

It is exceedingly rare to find a set of this important work with all 31 plates present. Pallas went to Russia in 1776 at the request of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. He embarked on a tour of the Russian provinces to research their natural history, peoples, languages and economy. He spent a winter with the Kalmycks on the Volga before travelling across central Asia to Russio-Siberia.

Condition Report

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