In-4 de 16 pp. et 16 planches dépliantes, couverture noire conservée, cartonnage moderne. Edition originale. Très rare recueil de 16 planches gravées par N. Thomas avec leur explication, publication distincte de l'Histoire de la Russie du même auteur parue en 1812 (8 volumes et un atlas). Pierre-Charles Levesque (1736-1812), professeur au Collège de France, chaire d'histoire et morale (1791-1812), membre de l'Institut élu le 20 novembre 1795, arriva à Saint-Pétersbourg sur la recommandation de Diderot où il passa une grande partie de son existence à étudier l'histoire de la Russie. Inconnu de Colas. Bookseller Inventory # 4576
Title: Moeurs, usages et costumes des peuples de la...
Publisher: A Hambourg et Brunswick chez Pierre-François Fauche et Compagnie
Publication Date: 1800
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description ReInk Books, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from  edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes than this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN perfect bound, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This book is printed on demand on acid-free paper. Bookseller Inventory # 454577571
Book Description De l'Imprimerie de D. Colas Paris - 1813, 1812. 2 vols. Folio. Vol. I with half-title, title and dedication to the Czar, the 'discours préliminaire' (pp. 13), 61 leaves of descriptive text for the plates and 48 hors-texte hand-coloured aquatint plates; vol. II with half-title, title, 66 leaves of descriptive text (including index and list of plates) and 48 hors-texte hand-coloured aquatint plates; without pl. 18 in vol. 1 "Don Cosaques", with supplementary plate "Snow Mountains in Tobolsk". Near contemporary full green morocco with elaborate gilt decoration; rebacked. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATED BOOKS ON RUSSIA AND HER PEOPLES. The work was published in three states: uncoloured, coloured and the much rarer hand-coloured version offered here. The 96 magnificent colour plates of Rechberg's work depict the life and costume of the various people of the Russian Empire, among them the Mongols, the Kirghiz, the Slavs, those from Kamchatka, the Cossacks, the Siberian animists, the Tartars and so on. The most striking depict marriage, hunting scenes and Tartar horse racing. This copy includes the Russian Bath plate which is often missing. All of the plates were engraved after original drawings by Karneev by Skotnikov, Manz, Melnikov, Laminit, Adam, Coqueret, Wagner, Hess and Gros. Charles (or Carl) de Rechberg was the Bavarian ambassador to the court of Alexander I. A passionate collector - particularly of Russian art and watercolours - Rechberg came across the artist Karneev who had travelled extensively in Russia between 1802 and 1805, sketching and painting as he went. Rechberg offered to help publish the sketches and the two men travelled to Munich where Karneev prepared his drawings for publication. The sketches were eventually published in Paris - during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars - without the supervision of Karneev or Rechberg. Karneev returned to Russia, Rechberg provided a text to accompany the artist's illustrations, edited by Depping, but had been appointed to the Bavarian general staff and was presumably occupied with matters of state. Colas 2491/2; Brunet IV, 582; Lipperheide 1348; Vinet 2323. Bookseller Inventory # 90620