PINKERTON, Robert.

Russia:

£650

Russia:
or, Miscellaneous Observations on the Past and Present State of that Country and its Inhabitants.
R. Watts for Seeley & Sons and Hatchard & Son, London, 1833.

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Description

excellent copy of the first edition
In contrast to more conventional costume plates, this work shows the people described leading their everyday lives, for example in a national dance, playing a moujik game, spending time with their children, and enjoying village amusements, an entire family dangerously on a see-saw. The text deals with all aspects of religious life in Russia, and all the various sects and religions practiced.

Description

Tall 8vo (23.9 x 15 cm). Title, [8], 486, [2] pp., with 8 hand-coloured lithograph plates. Contemporary tan polished half-calf over marbled boards, blindstamped roll to covers, spine with raised bands gilt, black morocco label lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers; slightly rubbed at extremities, booklabel of Margaret Pope on front pastedown.

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 230; Colas 2395; Lipperheide Kaa 49.

 

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