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CADOLLE, Auguste.

Vues de Moscou.

Dediées a Sa Majesté Alexandre Ier.

Stock Code
101125
Paris, chez l'auteur, de l'Imprimerie & de la fonderie de J. Pinard, 1825
£25,000

first large size prints of Moscow. A fine, complete example of Cadolle's first Russian work, showing dramatic views of the Russian capital during the Golden Age. Published in the year of the Decembrist revolt.

August Cadolle (1782-1849) spent several years living in Russia, and published the present work on his return to Paris, in 3 issues; the first two contained 3 plates each, while the final issue contained 4 plates. The rare original wrappers of the present copy belong to the last issue, but still boast the enthusiastic and detailed prospectus of the first issue. This same combination, according to Klepikov, can be found in the National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg). Klepikov also claims that the copy in the State Library of Russia (Moscow) is incomplete. The album includes 10 illustrations, lithographed by masters including Deroy, A. Joly, Lemaitre, Fragonard, Renoux, Jacottet and Dupressoir.

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Description

First edition; elephant folio (73.6 x 54 cm); title, dedication leaf, 4pp. of text, 10 plates with tissue guards on China paper with full margins by Cadolle lithographed by Deroy, Joly, Lemaitre, Fragonard, Renoux, Jacottet, Dupressoir and others, subscriber's list, text foxed, some spotting to plates; contemporary half red morocco and red boards, spine with gilt tooling, some wear to spine, corners bumped.

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