Description of St. Petersburg and county-level cities of St.Petersburg province by Ivan Pushkarev. St. Petersburg, 1841.
The books of our first class authors — Lomonosov, Derzhavin, Karamzin — you can buy the cheapest on the small markets. The books on the French bindings you can buy for 25 rubles! Just you could be careful, review all sheets before you bought the book. Often the beginning and the end the book are, and the middle of the book is taken out and replaced with the sheets of «Messenger of Europe» magazine.
Any paintings for sale here are no more than the classical authors; in any sort of side you can turn around, everywhere — on the walls, on the shelves, on mats and on the plattings hung paintings litografias, oil made paintings, with and without frameworks, foreign and purely Russian products. If you are hunters for the old Italian school, you will be served now with a Pace of Salvatore Rosa, messing, covered with a dust, fused from different patches, and sonebody will swear, I got on it with the occasion; No, you’re Russian, you more like the native works, and you see Orlovsky or Venetsianov collection of paintings; if you are a connoisseur of paintings, I’m leaving your for the God to choose the picture on the market, and if you are not an expert, I do not advise you to buy them here, otherwise instead of work of Orlovsky you will be sold the product of a self-taught artist, who lives in the Vyborg-site of St. Petersburg and carefully writes every week two landscape and one portrait.
Описание Санкт-Петербурга и уездных городов С.Петербургской губернии Ивана Пушкарева. Санкт-Петербург, 1841.
Всего дешевле продаются на толкучем книги первоклассных наших авторов; Ломоносова, Державина, Карамзина, по Французским переплетах, можете купить на толкучем за 25 рублей! Только будьте осторожны, пересмотрите прежде листы покупаемой вами книги: не редко, начало и конец в ней есть, а средина вырвана и заменена листами Вестника Европы.