GMELIN (Johann Georg). Voyage en Sibérie,... - Lot 81 - Gros & Delettrez

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GMELIN (Johann Georg). Voyage en Sibérie,... - Lot 81 - Gros & Delettrez
GMELIN (Johann Georg). Voyage en Sibérie, contenant la description des moeurs & usages des peuples de ce pays, le cours des rivieres considérables, la situation des chaines de montagnes, des grandes forêts, des mines, avec tous les faits d'histoire naturelle qui sont particuliers à cette contrée... Free translation of the German original, by M. de Keralio... A Paris, chez Desaint, 1767. Two volumes in one in-12, XXII-430 p., [2] f. (fx-title, title), p.XX-XXII (table 2epartie), 324 p., [2] f. (approb., errata), pl., contemporary mottled tan calf, 5-rib spine, brown morocco title-piece, ornate caissons, red edges (rubbed, tail cap and corners dulled, worm damage to foot of spine; small halo in margin of 15 f., small light stains on a few pp.; page 1 restored, tear on p.2). First edition in French of this account by the German botanist Gmelin (1709-1755), who took part in several scientific expeditions across Russia between 1733 and 1743. It is illustrated with a plate showing Yakut facial paintings, and a music plate featuring 6 Tartar tunes. Early handwritten bookplate "Christin" on one endpaper.
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