29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
BASHUTSKII, A.P. (ed.) Nashi Spisannye s Natury Russkimi. [We Russians in Reality]. St. Petersburg: Isakov, 1841.
8° (258 x 178mm). Woodcuts throughout by Klot, Deriker and Nedelgorst after Timm, Shchodrovskii and Shevchen. (Some spotting and browning, occasional light soiling.) Contemporary half-calf preserving the original illustrated front cover, flat spine tooled with arabesque design, green morocco label lettered in gilt (front wrapper repaired, front cover detached, rubbed). Provenance: 'Michael Oustinoff' (19th-century inscription) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION. RARE. The Fekula copy with the original front wrapper and the original frontispiece engraved by Deriker after Timm. Vereschagin remarks that this richly illustrated work became rare soon after publication. Each of the seven sections is complete with its own divisional title and introductory frontispiece, most after drawings by Timm. Special paper was made for this publication by the factory of Gover and Vargunin. Burtsev 1033; Fekula 4522 (this copy); Obol'ianinov 1700; Vereschagin 570.
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