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ATKINSON, John Augustus (b. 1775)
A picturesque representation of the manners, customs, and amusements of the Russians, in one hundred colour plates; with an accurate explanation of each plate, in English and French. In three volumes. By John Augustus Atkinson and James Walker. Vol. I. (II., III.)
London: printed for James Carpenter; and Joseph Booker. By W. Bulmer and Co., 1812.
3 vols ; 47.1 cm. (2º)
I: [80] p., [33] etch. pl.
II: [74] p., [34] etch. pl.
III: [72] p., [33] etch. pl.

First published 1803--1804. Text in parallel English and French. All of the etched with aquatint plates are hand-coloured. Dedication to Tsar Alexander I dated 'May 1st, 1803'. Text watermarked: 'J Ruse 1802' (vol. I), 'Ruse & Turner 1806' (title-leaves only), 'J Whatman 1801' (most text); plates watermarked: 'Ruse & Turner 1806' (most plates), 'J Whatman 1809', or 'Edmeads & Co. 1809'.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt panels with blind-tooled Greek key and palmette and anthemion borders, gilt-ruled and blind-tooled palmette and anthemion turn-ins, gilt-tooled spine, gilt edges, black silk bookmark. Three volumes bound in one.

Reference Number 3951


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