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Creator:
Harding, Edward.
Title(s):

Costume of the Russian Empire : illustrated by uparwards of seventy richly coloured engravings.

Published/Created:
London : Printed by T. Bensley ... for John Stockdale ..., 1811.
Physical Description:
[152] p., [71] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 37 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GT1046 .H37 1811+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
GT1046 .H37 1811+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Reprint, except for the letterpress title page, of a book published by Harding in 1803, as is shown by the engraved title and the plate imprints. Stockdale also published an edition in 1810. Most of the plates in this work, as those in Miller's edition, are based on a book by Georgi published in St. Petersburg in 1776-80. The corresponding plates here however have had slight scenic backgrounds added and there are minor changes of stance and gesture. The plates which appear here and are not in Miller's version are no. 7, 35, 39, 41, 44, 48, 51, 62, and 65-73. Cf. Abbey.
Plates unsigned.
Dedication signed by Edward Harding.
Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 246
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in gilt-tooled red morocco. Text is watermarked 1809. Plates 1810. Copy 2 bound in navy blind- and gilt-tooled morocco. Armorial bookplate: John Barton. Contains added engraved title page.
Subject Terms:
Barton, John -- Bookplate.
Bensley, T. -- Printer.
Clothing and dress -- Russia.
Costume -- Russia.
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1811.
Stockdale, John -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
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