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La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des Habitants de toutes les Provinces de cet Empire (6 Volumes) Ouvrage orne de cent-onze planches, representant plus de deux cents sujets, graves sur les dessins originaux et d'apres nature, de M. Damame-Demartrait, peintre francais, auteur et editeur des maisons de plaisance imperiales de Russie et Robert Ker-Porter, peintre anglais, inventeur des Panoramas. Extrait des ourvrages anglais et allemands les plus recens par M. Breton

Breton de la Martiniere, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (1777-1852)

Published by Nepveu, Paris, 1813
Condition: Very Good
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8vo. 13.5 by 8.5 cm. With 111 engraved plates, 105 of which are hand-colored, and many are also folding. (Note that not all copies of this work, same edition, have color plates.) The plates include costume-oriented, genre scenes, architecture (yurts to palaces), and views of Moscow, St. Petersburg and small towns and countryside, and as noted in the very long title, based on artworks by French painter M. F. Damame-Demartrait (1763-1827), with the views after original works by English artist Robert Ker-Porter (1777-1842), who also, we would add, served as a historical painter to the Tsar himself. Colas 436. Brunet I 1226. The binding is a handsome contemporary (or near contemporary) navy blue full calf, with gilt ruled borders on the boards and gilt floret decoration on the spine, making this a set with a most attractive shelf presence. There is occasional foxing and soiling within, which cumulatively, scarcely detracts. The coloring in the plates is bright and rich. Bookseller Inventory # 004634

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Title: La Russie, ou Moeurs, Usages et Costumes des...

Publisher: Nepveu, Paris

Publication Date: 1813

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Very Good

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