Title: L'hermite en Russie, ou observations sur les moeurs et les usages russes au commencement du XIX siècle, 1829. 1st Edition
Author: Jean-Pierre Emile De Sainte-Maure
Publisher: Pillet Ainé, Paris
A scarce Paris first edition of De Staine-Maure’s Hermit in Russia, being a collection of impressions on the customs and traditions of Russia in the early nineteenth century.
From famous individuals such as Joseph De Maistre, who was a long term attendee of the Imperial court of Saint Petersburg, to Madame de Staël, administrative duties, religious practices, cultural traditions, education, science, and more, De Staine-Maure’s work is a fairly extensive view into Russia during the 19th century
Of De Staine-Maure himself, he held a decorated background in the military and state, being a Knight of the Legion of Honor as well. Among his already vibrant history, he was also the first to translate the poetical works of Alexander Pushkin to French.
Included is an illustrated frontispiece and a folding map, along with two illustrated front pieces.
Three finely bound volumes in 12mo, 340+344+308 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape. The fine binding shines brightly and holds well, with minor wear at the corners and spines, with light scuffs on the boards. There is foxing and staining present throughout all volumes.