[RUSSIAN COSTUME]. Picturesque Representations Of The Dress And Manners Of The Russians. London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-Street, by W. Bulmer And Co., Cleveland-Row. 1814.
Royal 8vo. Bound in Regency style in full straight-grain red morocco, spine with 4 wide flat bands decorated with lattice tools in gilt, elaborately gilt in compartments and lettered direct in gilt, both boards with a series of intricate panels with roll tools in gilt and blind, gilt board edges and dentelles, all edges gilt, olive green endpapers; pp. v + [iii] + 128, plus plates; with a total of 64 prettily handcoloured lithographed plates, numbered in the plate, opposing explanatory text; a very good solid copy with a mellow patina and some wear; externally soiled with rubbing and surface flaking to joints but no splitting, similar abrasions to spine ends, edges, and corners and some old scratches to sides; internally sound, complete, and attractive with soiling to dentelles, staining and fading to edges of free endpapers, age-toning to stock throughout, vestiges of a removed bookplate to front blank, sporadic foxing and marking and occasional small stains to margins; despite these faults a very pleasing honest copy with vivid colouring throughout.
First edition of this fascinating work presenting both male and female figures illustrating the numerous provinces of the Russian Empire including Lapland; Estonia; Finland; the Tartar regions and Mongolia.