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ATKINSON, John Augustus (1775-1831) and James WALKER (1748-1808).  A Picturesque Representation of ... the Russians, London: for James Carpenter and Joseph Booker, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1803-1804.
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ATKINSON, John Augustus (1775-1831) and James WALKER (1748-1808). A Picturesque Representation of ... the Russians, London: for James Carpenter and Joseph Booker, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1803-1804.

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ATKINSON, John Augustus (1775-1831) and James WALKER (1748-1808). A Picturesque Representation of ... the Russians, London: for James Carpenter and Joseph Booker, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1803-1804.

3 volumes, 2° (450 x 285mm.), text in English and French, engraved portrait frontispiece of Alexander I, 100 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Atkinson (lacking half titles, some offsetting onto text, frontispiece of vol. I with marginal repairs, verso of titles and 3 text leaves with blind-stamp, occasional marginal browning), library cloth.

FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 223: "these plates of Atkinson's show the spontaneity and spirit possible when the artist is his own engraver. It seems possible that in some passages sugar aquatint was used. The colouring is skilfully done, in soft washes"; Brunet IV, 635; Colas 171; Tooley 72. (3)
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