Démidoff, Anatole de.
8vo (252 x 162mm.), half-title, 24 engraved plates on india paper mounted, and one leaf of music, list of plates, publisher's crimson morocco, elaborately tooled gilt with russian imperial arms gilt on covers, gilt edges, a few leaves bound out of sequence, some spotting and browning, joints cracking, head of spine and corners rubbed
first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to the prince de montfort.
"This is the first part of Demidov's account of his mission in Russia and the Crimea, an account of the voyage itself. The scientific observations by Huot, Leveille, Rousseau and Nordmann were published in three volumes in 1842, together with an atlas of natural history plates." (Atabey)
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