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PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE ... RUSSIANS
Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Russians. Illustrated in sixty-four coloured engravings, with descriptions.
London: printed for John Murray, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1814.
[2], v, [131] p., 64 hand-coloured aquatint pl. ; 23.1 cm. (8º)

The text is attributed to William Alexander, an assistant keeper of antiquities at the British Museum. This work was undertaken at the suggestion of Charles Hatchett (1765?--1847) to whom it is dedicated. The plates were originally done for J.G. Georgi's work Beschreibung aller Nationen des russischen Reichs (cf. NUC Pre-1956 Imprints, vol. 8) and were copied from a series made at St. Petersburg from 1776--79 for the Empress Catherine the Great by C. W. Müller. Tooley, no. 377.

Binding C19th dark blue morocco, both covers with central diaper pattern lozenge motif and decorative borders tooled in gilt and blind to match the companion volumes on English (q.v.), Austrian (q.v.), Chinese (q.v.), and Turkish costume (q.v.), blind- and gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Costume Of Russia', gilt edges.

Reference Number 3029


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