RUSSIA. PINKERTON, ROBERT. Russia: or, Miscellaneous Observations on the Past and Present State of that Country and its Inhabitants. Compiled from Notes made on the Spot,... London (Seeley & Sons) 1833.
8:o (about 240x150 mm.). (2, lacks halftitle, preface [1 leaf] and contents [3 leaves]), (1)-486, (2) pp. 8 handcoloured lithographed plates (all, minor foxing).
Contemporary brown morocco, somewhat worn, gilt borders, somewhat faded gilt and blindtooled spine in five compartments, small damage at head, marbled edges. Title and first leaf with small tear in lower inner margin. Minor foxing. Signatures of John Clay and Martha Procter 1837 on title.
Abbey Travel 230; Colas 2395; Lipperheide 1356.
Provenance: Gustaf Oscar Ludvig (Gösta) Nobel (1886-1955), youngest son of Ludvig and Edla Nobel, was in Baku between 1914-17 and later took over as Managing Director over Branobel or "The Nobel Brothers Company". The oil company was founded in Baku by his father and the two brothers Alfred and Robert. He and his family had to flee Russia 1918 during the Russian revolution.
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