Horses, Hunting, Gastronomy & Pastimes

[BAITING DOGS]

Obiavlenie [Announcement]
£950

In the first, larger broadside, a certain Vilgel invites viewers and participants to an eventful animal baiting on August 13th, 1833. This will take place in his so-called "amphitheatre", an encircled area for fighting located at the Rogozhskaia gate, in the close outskirts of Moscow... Read more

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[TEA] – BOTKIN, Petr.

Obiavlenie. Magazin sukon i kitaiskikh chaev [Announcement. Fabrics and Chinese Tea Shop].
£750

Rare broadside by the pioneer of the Russian tea industry. The broadside advertises the wide variety of fabrics and teas available at the Botkin Fabric and Chinese tea shop in Moscow, noting that the prices are already low and are not subject to negotiations. Read more

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Horses, Hunting, Gastronomy & Pastimes

[TOBACCO] – ARTO, Amedei.

Obiavlenie [Announcement].
£575

Long and detailed price list of tobacco products offered in Moscow during Pushkin's time, showing a broad and very international range. Since English merchants introduced tobacco to Russians in the mid-16th century, this foreign product became extremely popular, from peasantry to the 18th-c. tsarinas. Read more

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Horses, Hunting, Gastronomy & Pastimes

Carl KUNTZE, Pferdegeschirr- und Sattlerwaren Fabrik.

Musterbuch Nr. 2484.
£895

Rich catalogue of a German supplier of horse equipment at the beginning of the 20th century, beautifully detailed and illustrated in chromolithography. It shows the equipped horses as well as each single piece of equipment on its own, from bits and saddles to cleaning products and rider's gloves... Read more

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