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Lot nr:60
Book nr:8532
Author:HARDING, Edward
Title:Costume of the Russian Empire. Illustrated by upwards of seventy richly coloured engravings. Dedicated by permission, to Her Royal Highness the Princess Elizabeth. Costume de l'Empire russe
Town:London
Publisher:T. Bensley; John Stockdale
Year:1811
Description:In-4, [6] lvs (title, dedication, table of contents, introduction) + [70] lvs of text (in English and in French on verso). Illustrated with a frontispiece and 72 richly coloured engravings numbered 1 to 70 (with two more engravings numbered 5* and 20*). Some marginal foxing. Contemporary binding: full blue morocco, boards decorated with gilt rollstamps, ribbed spine with gilt-lettering, all edges gilt
Note:The first edition was published in 1803. Colas n 704: "The plates for this edition were copied from a series of engravings made for the work of J.W. Georgi, Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reichs".
Price:€2250
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