30 May 2006
Coronation Album of Nicholas II. Two volumes, 45 by 33cm; 415 and 336 pages.
In their original boxes. Two volumes, 45 by 33 cm; 415 and 336 pages; text including comparative tables of coronations of the 19th century Russian Tzars; mounted plates, some in colour, some lithographs and watercolours heightened with gold and silver.
Special edition reserved for a guest close to the Tzar’s family. Two silver medallions on each volume, depicting Nicholas and Alexander and a two-headed eagle. St. Petersburg: The State Paper Manufactory, 1899. In their original boxes. Mounted plates, some in colour, some lithographs and watercolours heightened with gold and silver.
Volume I: 71 plates from originals by Benois, Vasnetsov, Lebedev, Makovsky, Repin, Riabushkin and Serov; 3 fold-outs, illustrated by Samokish and Vasilkovsky.
Volume II: 18 plates, 5 fold-outs, including coronation menus and more than 45 photographs of the Royal Family. Original half-cloth colour cover lavishly decorated with gilt. A beautifully produced book.
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