The character of the Russians and a detailed history of Moscow. Illustrated with numerous engravings. With a dissertation on the Russian language; and an appendix, containing tables, political, statistical, and historical; an account of Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow; a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c
Lyall lived in Russia for a number of years. This work exposed what he saw as the corruption and immorality of the Russian nobles and officials, thus giving great offense, the Emperor disavowing Lyall's dedication of this work.
Views include the Kremlin and costumes of Russia and genre scenes. Large folding plan of Moscow by Mutlow and 2 wood engraved illustrations in text.
4to (28.5 x 22 cm). 28 pp. including title dedication preface table description of the plates and half-title, pp. half-title 640 pp. including appendix index and errata page with 23 engraved plates some folding including 13 aquatints coloured by hand engraved by Edward Finden after Lavro.
Abbey Travel 227; Prideaux 228, 343; Bobins I 200; not in Tooley.
Lyall, Robert. The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow. London : T. Cadell; [etc., etc.]. 1823.
Lyall, Robert (1823) The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow. London : T. Cadell; [etc., etc.].
Lyall, Robert, The Character of the Russians and a Detailed History of Moscow. London : T. Cadell; [etc., etc.]. 1823.