29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,375
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
BOZHERIANOV, Ivan Nikolaevich (1852-1919). Voina Russkago Naroda s Napoleonom 1812. Izd. 2-oe. [War of the Russian Nation against Napoleon in 1812. Second edition]. St. Petersburg: A. F. Marks, 1911.
4° (412 x 305mm). Title printed in red and black. Portrait frontispiece, plates, illustrations throughout, some by L. E. Dmitriev Kavkazskii. (Occasional light marginal soiling.) Original tan morocco, by Niva-Marks with blind-stamp on the lower side, preserving the original chromolithographed cover, spine and upper side lettered in gilt, white moiré silk doublures, gilt edges (rubbed and scuffed at extremities, lacking free endpapers). Provenance: Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (presentation, binding) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA'S COPY presented to her by the Society for the Care of Homeless Children, and in the publisher's deluxe binding of tan morocco. A richly illustrated work published to commemorate the centenary of Napoleon's defeat. With the original chromolithographed cover after L.E. Dmitriev Kavkazskii. Fekula 2305 (this copy).
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