30 May 2006
Velikokniazheskaya i tsarskaia okhota na Rusi. (Grand Ducal and Tsarist Hunting in Russia, an historical study) St. Petersburg: State Paper Manufacturers, 1896-1911.
4 volumes, each 37 by 29 cm. Vol. I 211 pp. Vol. II 315 pp. Vol III 584 pp. Vol. IV 514 pp. Books include 87 plates, including some mounted, 3 etchings, some colour lithographs, 2 foldings and 370 illustrations by artists including Vasnetsov, Samokish, Lebedev, Repin, Riabushkin, Roubaud, Surikov, Benois etc. Original morocco-backed cloth, lavishly decorated in gilt and colours, after Samokish. Vols. I-II second edition, Vols. III-IV first edition.
Literature: Thiebaud 217 Luxeuse publication, d’une remarquable execution typographique, qui a ete faite aux frais du gouvernement russe; Jaenson 1713; Burtsev 156.
A full set of four volumes in excellent condition, these books trace the history of the Imperial hunt from the 10th to the 19th century.
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