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The costume of the Russian Empire by  William ALEXANDER - first - 1803 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 9694)

The costume of the Russian Empire

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The costume of the Russian Empire

by ALEXANDER, William

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1803 1ed RARE Costumes of Russian Empire Illustrated Scandinavia Russia Finland

William Alexander's 'Costume of the Russian Empire' is one of the best illustrated portrayals of Russian culture from peasants to royalty. Alexander took information available to him on Russian history and collected into one book – each of the illustrations is accompanied by a short descriptive text in both English and French. The illustrations depict costumes from Lapland, Finland, Estonia, Tartary, Kamtshakta, and other Northern Russian areas.

Item number: #9694

Price: $950


The costume of the Russian Empire

London: Printed for W. Miller by Howlett & Brimmer, 1803. First edition.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 146

o 73 illustrations in color by Dudley

· References: Abbey Travel 244;

· Language: English / French

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~14.5in X 10.25in (36.5cm x 26cm)

· An extremely rare and desirable work

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The costume of the Russian Empire
Leather; tight & secure
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1803 1ed RARE Costumes of Russian Empire Illustrated Scandinavia Russia Finlandrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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