Friebe, Wilhelm Christian. Ueber Rußlands Handel, landwirthschaftliche Kultur, Industrie und Produkte. Nebst einigen physischen und statistischen Bemerkungen.

Gotha & St. Petersburg, Gerstenberg & Dittmar, 1796.

8vo. 3 vols. XXII, 320, (2) pp. XVI, 446, (2), 29, (1) pp. XII, 479, (1) pp. With on efolding plate, printed on both sides. Contemporary blue paper boards, vol. 2 reinforced at spine with similar paper, vol. 3 in similar blue paper wrappers.


First and only edition of this early standard work on Russian trade, agriculture, industry, and produce. Also treats geography, topography, and statistics, culture, ethnography, and the settlement history of Russia (such as that of the Kamchatka Peninsula) and the navigation of the Northeast Passage. Vol. 1 covers the Russian provinces located towards the Black Sea; vol. 2: the middle and northern provinces of European Russia; vol 3: the provinces on the Kaspian Sea and in Siberia.

Browned throughout due to paper; some brown- and waterstaining. Bindings rubbed; vol. 3 untrimmed. Rare.

Kress p. 5510. Recke/Napiersky I, 609. Not in Humpert or Goldsmiths'.