[Russia]. Costumes de l'empire de Russie.

London, Brimmer f. Miller, "1803" [but after 1823].

Folio. 81 ff. With 73 coloured engr. plates by J. Dadley. Contemp. cloth.

 3,500.00

Plates copied from Georgi's "Beschreibung aller Nationen des Russischen Reichs" ("Russia, or, a compleat historical account of all the nations which compose that Empire"), published in four parts from 1776 to 1780. The present copy has only a French title page but contains content in both French and English. The plate watermarks show the date 1823.

Binding rubbed and bumped. A few plates have slight edge tears (many of which are restored). Occasional offsetting to plates; some brownstaining. Armorial bookplate of Wellington College.

Cf. Colas 1016. Abbey 244, note (both citing a Paris octavo edition, c. 1823). Hiler 192. Lipperheide Kaa 18. Colas 702 (all citing an edition printed by Gosnell for Miller in 1803).

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