Russie. Le Jeu du Svayky, du Babky.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 180 x 325mm (7 x 13¾"), watermarked 'FAG', publisher's blind stamp in margin. Large margins.
Russians playing Svayky (trying to throw an iron spike so that it sticks in the ground within a ring) and Babky (a game illustrated on Etruscan vases, in which throwers attempt to knock over pairs of bones). From Giulio Ferrario's 'Le Costume Ancien et Moderne...'.
[Ref: 37902] £140.00