SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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ORLOWSKI, G. [Alexander]
James Godby.
Russian Cries, in Correct Portraiture from Drawings done on the spot by G. Orlowski and now in the Possesion of The Right Honble. Lord Kinnaird

London: Published by Edward Orme, Bond Street. 1809.
Colas 2253; Lipperhide 1347; Hilier p.678; Beall R7; Bobins I 205. Not in Abbey. Tooley 350
8 + 1
London: Published by Edward Orme, Bond Street. 1809.

FIRST EDITION. Folio engraved title with hand coloured vignette and eight hand coloured stipple engravings [355 x 260 mm], watermarked J. Whatman, 1824. original buff coloured printed wrapper, skilfully re-backed and preserved in modern green cloth portfolio with red morocco title label and ties. A fine set of Russian Cries evidently from St Petersburg by the talented painter Polish/Russian painter Alexander Orlowski. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Kalatche Khorosh - a sort of White Bread. 3. Skra Svija - Kavias fresh. 4. Water Carrier. 5. Miasnick or Butcher's Meat. 6. Pasouda Khoroche - Good Turnery Wares. 7. Krass Phoroche or Cranberry liquor good. 8. Sbiten goriatchi - Tea hot. 9. A Peasant in a Too Loop.