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Costume Of The Russian Empire - Harding, E.[Publisher] - 1803. 
London: E. Harding, 1803. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary burgundy straight-grained morocco, rebacked with original spine laid-down. Aeg. Very good. Unpaginated. 34 x 26 cm. Seventy-three hand-colored stipple-engraved plates, including additional title. French and English text with two title pages printed in both languages. According to ABBEY 244, "The plates for this book are closely copied, but somewhat enlarged, from a book by J.G. Georgi published by Carl Wilhelm Mueller in St. Petersburg.....Georgi's work was also the basis of a book published by E. Harding, also in 1803." COLAS, 704. LIPPERHEIDE. 1341. MARTIN HARDIE. p.151. Armorial bookplate; light offsetting to approx. 5 plates, occasional marginal toning. Elaborate decorative binding, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, series of rectangular gilt and blind border panels frame an interior panel with floret corner gilt devices.
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