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

fine 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 (23.2 x 14.7 cm). Title-[8]-486-[2] pp., with 8 hand-coloured lithograph plates; very occasional light spotting. Contemporary green polished half-calf over marbled boards, blindstamped roll to covers, spine with raised bands gilt, red morocco label lettered in gilt; slightly rubbed at extremities.

Bibliography

Abbey Travel 230; Colas 2395; Lipperheide Kaa 49.

 

Stock ID: 74603