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Atkinson, John Augustus and James Walker.
A PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATION OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE RUSSIANS. LONDON: W. BULMER & CO, 1803-1804
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Atkinson, John Augustus and James Walker.
A PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATION OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE RUSSIANS. LONDON: W. BULMER & CO, 1803-1804
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Atkinson, John Augustus and James Walker.
A PICTURESQUE REPRESENTATION OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE RUSSIANS. LONDON: W. BULMER & CO, 1803-1804

3 volumes in one, folio (470 x 320 mm.), text in English and French, half-titles to each volume, engraved portrait of Alexander I, 100 hand-coloured etched and aquatint plates, contemporary blue half morocco, spine in six compartments elaborately gilt, the second lettered in gilt, blue speckled edges, a couple of closed tears, some offsetting from plates, plates spotted (sometimes heavily)


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Literature

Abbey Travel 223; Colas 171; Lipperheide 1343; Tooley (1954) 72

Catalogue Note

first edition. Of particular interest and charm are some of the amusements depicted, including pleasure barges, a fairground, a drinking house, ice hills (wooden structures for toboganning down), the race course, swings, boxing and wrestling.

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