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PORTER, ROBERT KER: - Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the Years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808. Two volumes in one. London, R. Phillips, 1809.

 1351026089,
4to. Pp. vi, 303; viii, 296. Contents to volume one (4 pages) missing. Half-title to volume two present. Last quire starting to loosen. With 28 hand-coloured aquatint costume plates, 12 sepia-tinted aquatint plates of views and one etching of Gustav Vasa. Some offsettting from plates as often. Contemporary half calf, spine rubbed and hinges cracked. Bookplate. First edition. Porter was an English diplomat and he became the historical painter to the czar of Russia in 1804. The beautiful plates are from drawings by the author made during his travels in Russia, Finland and Sweden, engraved by Stadler. A few pages at beginning and end with minor marginal stain o/w a great copy. Abbey Travel 13. Bring 381. Cat. Russica P1036. Colas 2407. Lipperheide 11346. Tooley 383.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2119.85 | £UK 1589.5 | JPą 240436] Book number 14386

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