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Philadelphia 1809 first American edition Hopkins and Earle. Hardcover. See Nerhood 141-this is the one volume American edition of the London 2 volume set of the same year. The American edition was issued without illustrations. "Between 1805-7 this British painter was commissioned by the Russian government to paint canvases for the new Admiralty in St. Petersburg...he is forced to leave the by Treaty of Tilsit." Contemporary signature on end paper and tiny printed bookplate of John M. Roberts. Octavo, 475p., full leather with attractive original spine with gilt trim and mounted red leather label. Good plus, leather rubbed, text slightly browned and occasionaly spotted throughout. Binding tight. Interesting text as seen by sharp eye of an artist.
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