“FATED TO OCCUPY NO TRIFLING PLACE ON THE RECORDS OF AFTER TIMES”
(RUSSIA) LYALL, Robert. The Character of the Russians. London: 1823.
First edition, with 23 plates, including 13 beautiful hand-colored aquatints (three folding, many views of Moscow), a large folding map of Moscow, and a mounted engraved portrait of the author, not issued with this work. A scarce and desirable presentation copy, inscribed on the front flyleaf by the author: "To Dr. Hume, A Memorial of Gratitude and Friendship, from the Author." $9800.