Costume of the Russian Empire

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    First Edition.

    35.5cm x 27.5cm. Folio. [xviii], [146] pages, 73 colour engavings, tissue guards. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, double raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration, dentelle, red edges.

    Illustrated by a series of seventy-three engravings. With descriptions in English and French. Printed for W. Miller by S. Gosnell, Holborne. An impressively bound copy, illustrating the various peoples of the vast Russian Empire in 73 coloured stipple-engavings, with tissue guards and accompanying letterpress descriptions in English and French, the paper watermarked 1796. “The fourth in the series of costume books issued by William Miller… The plates are closely copied, but somewhat enlarged, from a book by J. G. Georgi published by Carl Wilhelm Muller in St. Petersburg, four volumes, 4to, 1776-80, under the patronage of the Empress. The text to this English edition is said to be by William Alexander.” ABBEY 244.

    Minor wear and marks to the leather. Crease to front flyleaf. Minor foxing and offsetting. Very Good Condition.

    $6,000.00 AUD

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