A TOUR PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, THE ANTIENT KINGDOM OF BOSPHORUS, THE ONCE-POWERFUL REPUBLIC OF TAURIC CHERSON and all the other countries of the North Shore of the Euxine, ceded to Russia by the Peace of Kainardgi and Jassy ... Described in a Series of Letters to her Husband, the Editor, Matthew Guthrie. GUTHRIE, Mrs. Maria.

A TOUR PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, THE ANTIENT KINGDOM OF BOSPHORUS, THE ONCE-POWERFUL REPUBLIC OF TAURIC CHERSON and all the other countries of the North Shore of the Euxine, ceded to Russia by the Peace of Kainardgi and Jassy ... Described in a Series of Letters to her Husband, the Editor, Matthew Guthrie...

London: T. Cadell, Jun and W. Davies, 1802. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11") in 20th century tan buckram; xxiv, 446, [2] pages. Complete including errata and final ad leaf. Illustrated with a large folding engraved map serving as the frontispiece, a folding plan and view of the eruption of Koukuo Oba, 3 engraved plates, 8 wood-engraved plates of coins, and numerous wood-engraved illustrations of coins within the text. Mrs. Guthrie was the headmistress of a school in St. Petersburg for the education of the daughters of the Russian nobility. This work is based on letters sent by her to her husband, physician to the Imperial Corps of naval cadets. Owner signature of John Redman Coxe (1773-1864) in the gutter of the title page, physician and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania who had one of the largest libraries in the United States at the time, about 15,000 volumes. He worked side by side with his teacher, Dr. Benjamin Rush During the yellow fever epidemic in 1793 in Philadelphia. Moderate foxing; library bookplate and small stamp on the front pastedown with red ink stamps on the dedication page. No other library markings but for white numbers on the spine. Large folding map with several splits and a small piece detached but present. Binding firm. Good. Item #020542

Price: $500.00

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