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Colored engravings of Russian serfs, 1820  

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Volksgemälde Und Charakterköpfe Des Russischen Volks... / Tableau des moeurs et des usages, des occupations et des divertissements des Russes ou Suite de dessins originaux d'apr`es nature. Erster Heft Mit 8 colorirten Blättern

Buddeus, Carl


Bey Joh. Friedr. Gleditsch



16 pp. text in German & French + 8 hand-colored engraved plates. 36.8x27 cm (14½x10¾"), original printed boards.

Striking series of plates, vibrantly colored, of the peasants and serfs of Russia, their dwellings, etc. This is the first part (heft or livraison) of apparently a two part set. The plates appear to be stipple engravings, though possibly aquatints.

Boards foxed, worn, front detached with residue of earlier tape repair along joint; damage to title page from attempted removal of rubberstamp, no lettering affected; some marginal dampstaining and a trace of foxing; plates very good or better.

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