11-18-201211-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
2621BBoston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender
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Miller, William, editor, Costume of the Russian Empire, Illustrated by Upwards of Seventy Richly Coloured Engravings

$1,800$1,500
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Miller, William, editor, Costume of the Russian Empire, Illustratedby Upwards of Seventy Richly Coloured Engravings. London: Printed for E. Harding, 1803.
Small folio, first edition, with stipple engraved, hand-colored frontispiece, and seventy-two full page, hand-colored plates, watermarked 1802, depicting the ethnic costumes of different regions of Russia, all text in English and French, including the title page; bound in full contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grained morocco, rubbed and scratched, ex libris Carton Library 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.
Miller created a series of costume books in this period, documenting regional dress from countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Estimate $600-900

Keywords

William, editor, London, Carton Library