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PYLIAEV M.I. (1842-1899) Old life: Essays and stories about rites, customs and orders in organization of home and social life.

SPb.: A.S. Suvorin printing house, 1892. - [4], 318, [2] с.; 23х16 sm. In an elegant compound cover of mid-twentieth century. Covers are pasted with flora style painted silk, flyleaves of gilded paper with flower ornament. Lifetime edition of the writer and journalist Mikhail Ivanovich Pyliaev (1842-1899) comprises entertaining stories and anecdotes of the Petersburg’s life in XVIII - early XIX centuries. From the table of contents: How they ate in the old days; Gambling in the old days; Fashions and fashionistas of the old time; Old time aged people, hypocrites and freaks. Bibliography: Sm.-Sok. №3909; Fecula. №2823
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