The Costume of the Russian Empire 73 color plates

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Lot 220: (Russia) Title: The Costume of the Russian Empire, Illustrated by a Series of Seventy-Three Engravings. Place Published: London. Publisher: W. Miller. Date Published: 1803. Description: (xviii) pp plus 73 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates interleaved with a leaf of descriptive letterpress in English and French, on opposite sides. (Folio) 35.3x26 cm. (14x10 1/4") period period full morocco, bordered in gilt, spine gilt, all edges gilt. A beautiful series of hand-colored costume plates, based on the work of J.G. Georgi. The titles and text in English and French probably by William Alexander. Abbey, Travel 244 Condition: Binding well worn and detached; some light foxing, offsetting of plates to text; plates overall very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $500-$800
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