beautiful, fresh copy of the first edition of this rare work, all plates with contemporary hand-colouring.
Part one only, of two. In 1831 merely 25 plates were published to form a second volume, which was never printed.
Folio (45.7 x30.5 cm). Hand-coloured engraved title with vignette engraved by I. Bugreev, title, dedication page, VIII, 80 pp and 51 engraved plates by Karl Friedrich Knappe, coloured by hand and numbered in the plate. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt border and doule-headed eagle to covers, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, contrasting morocco labels gilt-lettered to two, marbled endpapers, blue edges; slightly rubbed.
De Belder 261; Nissen DBB 1482.
Stock ID: 77500