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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 249

    Gerby Gubernii i Oblastei Rossiiskoi Imperii. [Arms of the Provinces and Regions of the Russian Empire.] St. Petersburg: Ministry of Interior Affairs, 1880. Small 2° (300 x 220mm). 83 chromolithographed illustrations. Original fine-grained purple cloth, upper cover blocked in blind with the Russian eagle, spine gilt-lettered (some fading, light wear). Provenance: Alfred Bilman (bookplate).

    Price Realised  

    Gerby Gubernii i Oblastei Rossiiskoi Imperii. [Arms of the Provinces and Regions of the Russian Empire.] St. Petersburg: Ministry of Interior Affairs, 1880. Small 2° (300 x 220mm). 83 chromolithographed illustrations. Original fine-grained purple cloth, upper cover blocked in blind with the Russian eagle, spine gilt-lettered (some fading, light wear). Provenance: Alfred Bilman (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION OF THIS RARE ARMORIAL, each plate with fine chromolithographs by Il'in. ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 30 years. Fekula 2038; Zaionchkovskii 293.


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