29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Gosudarstvennaia Kantseliariia 1810-1910. [The State Chancery 1810-1910]. St. Petersburg: State Press, 1910.
2 vols, 4° (286 x 208mm). 85 portraits, plates, and reproductions, some photogravures, and some in colour. Contemporary limp slate levant morocco, imperial eagle gilt on the upper covers, flat spine gilt-lettered, top edges, gilt, WHITE MOIRé SILK DOUBLURES (minor wear). Provenance: Fundamental'naia Biblioteka of the Leningrad Communist University (cancelled stamps) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION. A FINE COPY IN A DELUXE BINDING, and printed on thick paper, of this survey of the State Chancery in the reigns of Alexander I to Nicholas II. Fekula 2420 (this copy); Zaionchkovskii 1138. (2)
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