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, during travels at different times, in the service of the Bible Society, and a residence of many years in that country.
By Robert Pinkerton, D.D. Author of “The Present State of the Greek Church in Russia,” and Foreign Agent to the British and Foreign Bible Society. London: Seeley & Sons, Hatchard & Son, 1833 Later half morocco, Med.8vo. xii,488pp. 8 hand-coloured plates, errata. A first-hand account of Russia during the reign of Alexander I.
“Reverend Dr Robert Pinkerton D.D. (Doctor of Divinity) (born 1780 at Foulshiels near Selkirk, Scotland – died 7 April 1859 at Reigate, Surrey, England) was a Principal Agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS). He was a respected missionary, linguist, translator and author of several books including, most notably; “The Present State of the Greek Church in Russia” published 1816, and “RUSSIA or Miscellaneous Observations on the past and present state of that country and its inhabitants” published 1833. Dr. Pinkerton traveled widely, especially in Russia, Europe (Germany in particular) and Greece encouraging the setting up of Bible societies, writing copiously about his travels and translating other authors’ works from Russian, Greek and other languages.” – Wikipedia.
In a twentieth century brown half-morocco with marbled boards and end-papers, a very nice copy.