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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 179

    BOBROVSKII, Pavel Osipovich (1832-1905), General. Istoriia Leib-Gvardii Preobrazhenskago Polka. 1683-1900. [History of the Preobrazhenskii Life-Guards Regiment. 1683-1900]. St. Petersburg: Office for the Preparation of Government Papers, 1900-1904

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    BOBROVSKII, Pavel Osipovich (1832-1905), General. Istoriia Leib-Gvardii Preobrazhenskago Polka. 1683-1900. [History of the Preobrazhenskii Life-Guards Regiment. 1683-1900]. St. Petersburg: Office for the Preparation of Government Papers, 1900-1904

    2 vols, 4° (332 x 251mm). Portraits, plates, plans, and maps, some folding, some in colour. (Marginal browning.) Contemporary red morocco, spines tooled and lettered in gilt, upper sides titled in gilt within a gilt frame with floral corner-tools, lower sides framed in blind, gilt edges, white moiré paper endpapers (re-backed preserving the original spines, extremities neatly repaired). Provenance: Aleksandr Sarandinaki (bookplates).

    FIRST EDITION. The Sarandinaki copy of the history of this elite, Imperial Guard regiment -- one of Russia's most prestigious -- founded by Peter the Great. Includes chromolithographed regimental uniforms and folding maps. WorldCat lists one copy in North America, at Columbia University. Supplementary volumes were published separately. Lyons 41; Zaionchkovskii 1917. (2)


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