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    Frederic Shoberl, editor. The World in Miniature. Russia. London: [1822-1823]. First edition.

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    The World in Miniature...Russia, Being a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Diversions, and other Peculiarities of the Different Nations, Inhabiting the Russian Empire... London: R. Ackermann, [1822-1823]. First edition. Four volumes; twelvemo. Illustrated. Original green paper-covered boards, red paper labels printed in black, affixed to the spines; page edges untrimmed. Backstrips and board edges dulled; joints worn, partially split (or fully on the front joint of the fourth volume) with backstrips partially detached, first volume with a couple closed tears across the width of the backstrip; crowns chipped; boards rubbed with some light spotting; paper label edges worn. Pages lightly offset opposite plates; endpapers lightly foxed. Ex-Estelle Doheny with her book label (some offsetting opposite). Very good. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

    "The aim of this series...was...to increase the store of knowledge concerning the various branches of the great family of man, not only for adults, but also keeping in view the instruction and amusement of the juvenile student," Abbey 6, p. 19.



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