In signed full contemporary red morocco

ATKINSON, John Augustus (artist)

A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians
£16,500

ATKINSON, John Augustus (artist), A Picturesque Representation of the Manners, Customs, and Amusements of the Russians

One of the most beautiful and impressive British works on Russia, with many great plates in fine colouring. Here unusually bound in a luxury full red morocco gilt signed.

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Russians in Venice, celebrated with merchants, peoples of the world and bullfighting

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI

Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI
£22,500

FOSSATI, Giorgio and Domenico, [with] Antonio BARATTI, Currus triumphales ad adventum clarissimorum Moschoviae principum Pauli Petrovitz et Mariae Theodorownae conjugis regali orandum spectaculo in Divi Marci venetiarum foro die 22 Januarii anno MDCCLXXXI

Fine and scarce Italian "livre de fêtes" with beautiful contemporary colour - with an added suite of prints related to the same event, the Venitian reception of the future Tsar of Russia.

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Hunting caricatures in colour

FRANKLAND, Robert

Eight Representations of Shooting
£2,500

FRANKLAND, Robert, Eight Representations of Shooting

Lovely humourous plates with original hand-colour, in a Sangorski binding.

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In stunning colour

MEYER J[ohann Jacob] (artist)

Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux Environs de St. Pétersbourg
£65,000

MEYER J[ohann Jacob] (artist), Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux Environs de St. Pétersbourg

One of the best plate books on St. Petersburg, here in a fantastic example in excellent contemporary hand-colour. Beautiful and very rare.

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British aquatints of the Rhine for South Americans

[GERNING] – SCHÜTZ, Christian Georg (artist) and Jose Joaquin MORA

Viage pintoresco por las orillas del Rin, desde Maguncia hasta colonia
£7,500

[GERNING] - SCHÜTZ, Christian Georg (artist) and Jose Joaquin MORA, Viage pintoresco por las orillas del Rin, desde Maguncia hasta colonia

Exceptionally rare edition in Spanish of one of the most successful illustrated books of the time, specifically conceived for the South American market. A beautiful copy.

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With a focus on Siberian costumes

HARDING, E[dward] (publisher) [and William ALEXANDER]

Costume of the Russian Empire. Costume de l'empire russe. Illustrated by upwards of seventy richly coloured engravings. Representé en plus de soixante-dix gravures superbement colorées
£2,500

HARDING, E[dward] (publisher) [and William ALEXANDER], Costume of the Russian Empire. Costume de l'empire russe. Illustrated by upwards of seventy richly coloured engravings. Representé en plus de soixante-dix gravures superbement colorées

A lovely example of this famous hand-coloured costume book showing the wide variety of 'Russian' dresses, from Western Russia to Central and Eastern Siberia.

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Contemporary portrait

French school of the 19th century

Portrait de Hadji Mourad
£4,750

French school of the 19th century, Portrait de Hadji Mourad

Extremely rare contemporary portrait of a famous Caucasian rebel - described by Gagarin and Tolstoy.

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In a particularly fine Russian binding

IAKINF [ie. Nikita Iakovlevich BICHURIN]

Zapiski o Mongolii. S Prilozheniem karty Mongolii i raznykh kostiumov [Notes on Mongolia. With a Map of Mongolia and Various Costumes]
£7,500

IAKINF [ie. Nikita Iakovlevich BICHURIN], Zapiski o Mongolii. S Prilozheniem karty Mongolii i raznykh kostiumov

Very attractive example of one of the most important Russian works on Mongolia and Northern China - one of the rare early Russian books with hand-coloured plates. With a large folding map.

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'Un Etat immolé mais une Nation indestructible'

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef

Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque
£4,250

ZIENKOWICZ, Leon Józef, Les Costumes du peuple polonais suivis d'une description exacte de ses moeurs de ses usages et de ses habitudes. Ouvrage pittoresque

Celebrated book on Polish (and Ukrainian, Lithuanian etc.) costumes, especially interesting for its political text and context, often overlooked. Plates with attractive hand-colour - a fine example of the first edition.

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Central Europe's oldest spa town in colour

[HOSER, Joseph Carl Eduard]

Beschreibung von Teplitz in Böhmen
£1,250

[HOSER, Joseph Carl Eduard], Beschreibung von Teplitz in Böhmen

A scarce description of Central Europe's oldest spa town, now in Czech Republic, with a fine double-page view with original hand-colour. Attractive example with royal provenance.

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The first colour-plate book on Moscow

ACKERMANN, Rudolph

Historical Sketch of Moscow illustrated by Twelve Views of different parts of that imperial city, the Kremlin, etc
£6,750

ACKERMANN, Rudolph, Historical Sketch of Moscow illustrated by Twelve Views of different parts of that imperial city, the Kremlin, etc

The first colour-plate book on Moscow: a lovely example, uncut in original publisher's boards, with the 12 plates in fine original hand-colour. Published in the wake of Napoleon's catastrophic Campagne de Russie.

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WWI caricatures in ancient style

USPENSKII, Vasilii Ivanovich

Letopisets v litsakh o Tevtonstey brani na sloveni [Chronicle of the Teutonic War on the Slavs].

£1,750

USPENSKII, Vasilii Ivanovich, Letopisets v litsakh o Tevtonstey brani na sloveni

Complete set of this unusual war satire, written and illustrated in ancient Russian style. Rare when handcoloured, as here.

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One of the most famous views of Tbilisi

GAMBA, Jacques Francois, Chevalier de

Voyage dans la Russie méridionale, et particulièrement dans les provinces situées au-delà du Caucase, fait depuis 1820 jusqu'en 1824
£9,500

GAMBA, Jacques Francois, Chevalier de, Voyage dans la Russie méridionale, et particulièrement dans les provinces situées au-delà du Caucase, fait depuis 1820 jusqu'en 1824

One of the most famous books on the Caucasus, and Georgia in particular; the first significant work on the region; the first large lithographic view of Tbilisi; with hand-coloured costume plates. A lovely, complete example of the first edition, in contemporary publisher's binding.

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With 40 full-page hand-coloured plates

GEISSLER, C[hristian] G[ottfried] H[einrich] (artist), Frederic HEMPEL, [and Johann RICHTER.]

Mahlerische Darstellungen der Sitten, Gebräuche und Lustbarkeiten bey den Russischen, Tatarischen, Mongolischen und andern Volkern im Russischen Reich

GEISSLER, C[hristian] G[ottfried] H[einrich] (artist), Frederic HEMPEL, [and Johann RICHTER.], Mahlerische Darstellungen der Sitten, Gebräuche und Lustbarkeiten bey den Russischen, Tatarischen, Mongolischen und andern Volkern im Russischen Reich

First edition of one of Geissler's productions on Russia's inhabitants, their customs, costumes and way of life. With great aquatint plates finely coloured.

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An Englishman in Russia as Napoleon saw it

JOHNSTON, Robert

Travels through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland; along the Southern Shores of the Baltic

JOHNSTON, Robert, Travels through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland; along the Southern Shores of the Baltic

First edition of this classic travel account, here in attractive example in red morocco.

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Finely handwritten and illuminated by a "peasant scribe and artist"

[OLD BELIEVERS] – MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich

Sviattsy [Religious Almanac]

[OLD BELIEVERS] - MIATELKOV, Fedor Petrovich, Sviattsy

Complete with bold miniatures and ornaments: a fine Old-Believer manuscript, signed by the scribe and artist. With contemporary provenance.

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Cubist theatrical impressions

GLADKY, Serge (artist, also Serhii HLADKY) and André SALMON

Synthèse du costume théâtral

GLADKY, Serge (artist, also Serhii HLADKY) and André SALMON, Synthèse du costume théâtral

One of only 170 copies of this beautiful album of fresh and striking plates. In a fine modern binding.

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In luminous pochoir with silver highlights

[BAKST] – REAU, Louis, Denis ROCHE, Valerian SVETLOV and A. TESSIER

Inedited Works of Bakst

[BAKST] - REAU, Louis, Denis ROCHE, Valerian SVETLOV and A. TESSIER, Inedited Works of Bakst

Among the best representations of Bakst's costumes for the Ballets Russes, here with the rare dust-jacket in very good condition.

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