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.
Tall 8vo (23.2 x 14.7 cm). Title--486- 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.
Abbey Travel 230; Colas 2395; Lipperheide Kaa 49.
Stock ID: 74603