• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 274

    ALEXANDRA, Empress -- Pamiatnaia knizhka na 1911 go. [Almanac for 1911.] St. Petersburg: Military Press [1910]. Small 8° (120x80mm). Decorative title, 9 photographic plates, colour-printed folding map. (Short tear in the margin of the map.) Original pale green velvet with gilt bronze borders, upper side with a gilt and enamel art nouveau foliate design and gilt imperial arms of Russia with enamelled shields, enamelled metal label on the spine and enamelled clasp with Alexandra's cypher, original pale green ribbed silk dust-jacket with blue enamelled metal clasp (some wear to the gilt, dust-jacket lacking the catch and with light wear). Provenance: Alexandra Feodorovna -- Paul M. Fekula.

    Price Realised  

    ALEXANDRA, Empress -- Pamiatnaia knizhka na 1911 go. [Almanac for 1911.] St. Petersburg: Military Press [1910]. Small 8° (120x80mm). Decorative title, 9 photographic plates, colour-printed folding map. (Short tear in the margin of the map.) Original pale green velvet with gilt bronze borders, upper side with a gilt and enamel art nouveau foliate design and gilt imperial arms of Russia with enamelled shields, enamelled metal label on the spine and enamelled clasp with Alexandra's cypher, original pale green ribbed silk dust-jacket with blue enamelled metal clasp (some wear to the gilt, dust-jacket lacking the catch and with light wear). Provenance: Alexandra Feodorovna -- Paul M. Fekula.

    EMPRESS ALEXANDRA'S OWN COPY, IN A FINE BINDING. Fekula 2119 (this copy); Zaionchkovskii 885.


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