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Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians Illustrated by Sixty-Four Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions
1 Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians Illustrated by Sixty-Four Coloured Engravings, with Descriptions
London James Goodwin Full Morocco Very Good 
4to, 9.5 by 7 inches, 24 by 17 cm. 64 plates, each accompanied by a page or two of description (on separate leaves). Colas 2358. This is derived from the same title published by John Murray in 1814, which itself was based closely on the work published by Miller in 1803 and the plates of Georgi from the 1770s (Colas 1223). Notwithstanding the derivative nature of the plates, as hand-colored stipple prints they are exquisite, with color that to this day springs off the page and delights. Leather on spine is dried out and rubbed by extremities. Rubbing of gutter areas. Boards' leather still healthy. Binding is tight, and notwithstanding some minor scattered soiling of leaves, text and plates overall quite clean and fresh. Gilt foreedges. 
Price: 1150.00 USD
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Pre-Revolutionary Colorized Postcard of Quai Nicolas in St. Petersburg
2 Pre-Revolutionary Colorized Postcard of Quai Nicolas in St. Petersburg
Fine 
A bustling streetscene, with the Neva River and the many imposing palaces and structures that line the opposite river bank. Oblong, 9 by 28 cm, 3.5 by 11 inches. Quite fetching scene of the pre-Revolutionary capital. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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3 Breton de la Martiniere, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (1777-1852) La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitants de toutes les Provinces de cet Empire (6 Volumes) Ouvrage orne de cent-onze planches, representant plus de deux cents sujets, graves sur les dessins originaux et d'apres nature, de M. Damame-Demartrait, peintre francais, auteur et editeur des maisons de plaisance imperiales de Russie et Robert Ker-Porter, peintre anglais, inventeur des Panoramas. Extrait des ourvrages anglais et allemands les plus recens par M. Breton
Paris Nepveu 1813 Full Calf Very Good 
8vo. 13.5 by 8.5 cm. With 111 engraved plates, 105 of which are hand-colored, and many are also folding. (Note that not all copies of this work, same edition, have color plates.) The plates include costume-oriented, genre scenes, architecture (yurts to palaces), and views of Moscow, St. Petersburg and small towns and countryside, and as noted in the very long title, based on artworks by French painter M. F. Damame-Demartrait (1763-1827), with the views after original works by English artist Robert Ker-Porter (1777-1842), who also, we would add, served as a historical painter to the Tsar himself. Colas 436. Brunet I 1226. The binding is a handsome contemporary (or near contemporary) navy blue full calf, with gilt ruled borders on the boards and gilt floret decoration on the spine, making this a set with a most attractive shelf presence. There is occasional foxing and soiling within, which cumulatively, scarcely detracts. The coloring in the plates is bright and rich. 
Price: 6000.00 USD
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4 Johnston, Robert Travels Through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland; Along the Southern Shores of the Baltic Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Coloured Plates
London J. J. Stockdale 1815 First Edition Full Morocco Very Good 
4to. 28 by 21 cm. vii, errata, xiv, [2], 17-460 pp. 20 hand-colored plates of landscapes, buildings, costume. 2 full-page b/w maps. Several other b/w illustrations. All plates present, but not in identical order to Abbey 286, with "Flying Mountain", for example, in text, not frontis. Contemporary full red morocco, with old rebacking, original spine laid on. Veining and darkening to spine, and scuffing to boards, but binding remains, nonetheless, attractive. Moderate offsetting, as the norm with this book, since the publisher did not employ tissue guards. Other age toning and occasional light soiling to the text and plates. 
Price: 1950.00 USD
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Viaggio di Signor Pallas in Diverse Province dell'Imperio Russo Sino ai Confini della China Compendiati dal Cav. Compagnoni Con tavole in rame colorate (5 Vols.) [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana], Peter Simon Pallas
5 Peter Simon Pallas Viaggio di Signor Pallas in Diverse Province dell'Imperio Russo Sino ai Confini della China Compendiati dal Cav. Compagnoni Con tavole in rame colorate (5 Vols.) [nella serie intitotita "Raccolta di Viaggi Dopo Quelli di Cook" esequita tanto per mare quanto per terra, e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana]
Milano Tipografia Sonzogno e Comp. 1816 First Edition thus Wraps Very Good 
12mo. (18 by 11 cm.) Five volumes. With 22 plates, most hand-colored. This is the first Italian version of Pallas' travels to Russia. The costume plates are richly colored and lovely. The leaves have a nice rag content and are thus quite clean, even uncommonly so, compared to most Italian publications of the early nineteenth century. The work is complete as of itself; it is a part of a larger series of travel journals translated into Italian at the time. In this series, this book constitutes Tomo XIII. This copy has the original wraps. These have creases and soiling. Still, they can be regarded as well-preserved and of interest from the perspective of publishing practices of the era. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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