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  1. First edition, part 1 (all published), 8vo (21 x 13.5 cm); engraved additional title and 11 engraved plates, 5 vignettes, with the list of subscribers, marbled endpapers, two small marginal worm holes, some thumbing, clean tear with no loss to p.79 touching text, little marginal spotting; contemporary calf, red morocco gilt label to spine, damage to black morocco label, calf rubbed, upper joint and spine cracked, a good copy.

    £6,750
  2. Quarto (27,5 x 22,5 cm). 50 pp., including title, with 23 engraved portraits after Ya[kov Ivanovich] Argunov with captions in French and Russian, inscription in pencil to title; a couple of ancient restorations. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; wormed and rubbed, inner hinges cracked.

    £5,950
 

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