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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    CORONATION CEREMONIES -- Venchanie Russkikh Gosudarei na Tsarstvo nachinania s tsara Mikhaila Fedorovicha do Imperatora Aleksandra III. [The Coronations of the Russian Sovereigns beginning with Michael Fedorovich until Emperor Alexander III]. St. Petersburg: German Goppe, 1883.

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    CORONATION CEREMONIES -- Venchanie Russkikh Gosudarei na Tsarstvo nachinania s tsara Mikhaila Fedorovicha do Imperatora Aleksandra III. [The Coronations of the Russian Sovereigns beginning with Michael Fedorovich until Emperor Alexander III]. St. Petersburg: German Goppe, 1883.

    4° (415 x 295mm). Parallel Russian and French text in two columns. 217 engraved illustrations. (Occasional light scattered spotting, and light browning in the margins.) Publisher's original pictorial blue cloth, by O. Kirchner with his ticket, sides with elaborate frame blocked in black, upper side blocked in gilt with the imperial regalia and titled in gilt, lower side centred with the imperial eagle in blind, original printed endpapers, edges gilt (extremities rubbed, upper side soiled and discoloured near the top edge). Provenance: J.J. Heckenauer, Tübingen (bookseller's small ticket) -- Günther, Biberach (signature).

    FIRST EDITION of this survey of imperial coronation ceremonies since Michael Fedorovich, published to coincide with the coronation of Alexander III.


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