London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
Costume of the Russian Empire. London: E. Harding, 1803. 2° (330 x 245mm). Additional hand-coloured aquatint title, text in English and French, 72 hand-coloured aquatint plates (some light staining and spotting, without leaf of letterpress to plates V* and XIV as usual). Contemporary black straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rather rubbed and scuffed, small white paint stain on spine). Provenance: Henry Ralph Willett (armorial bookplate). Abbey Travel 244 (note); Colas 703; Lipperheide 1342; Vinet 2321 (attributing the work to Harding).
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