27 November 2008
JAMES, John Thomas (1786-1828). Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany. London: John Murray, 1826-27,
2° ( 448 x 270mm). 21 hand-coloured lithographs by James printed on 20 blue-grey sheets and mounted as issued. (Marginal dampstain, preface with small repair and backed with tissue, and with marginal inkstain.) 20th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt.
FIRST EDITION. 16 of the 21 plates relate to Russia, and include hand-coloured views of Mikhail Palace, the Kremlin, Kitaigorod, Nevsky Prospect, Borodino, Smolensk, Kiev, Russian villages, St. Petersburg boulevards, and others. Abbey Travel, 23.
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