• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 283

    HERMITAGE MUSEUM -- Camille de Genève. Ermitazhnaia Galereia gravirovnnaia shtrikhami c luchshikh karin onuiu sostavliaiushchikh. Ch. I. [The Hermitage Gallery, Engraved after its Finest Pictures. Vol. 1.] St. Petersburg and London: F. I. Labenskii, 1805. 4° (300 x 230mm). Text in Russian and French. Engraved additional title and frontispiece, 45 engraved plates (Some spotting.) Contemporary red morocco, pink coated endpapers, gilt edges (rebacked with much of the original spine, corners repaired).

    Price Realised  

    HERMITAGE MUSEUM -- Camille de Genève. Ermitazhnaia Galereia gravirovnnaia shtrikhami c luchshikh karin onuiu sostavliaiushchikh. Ch. I. [The Hermitage Gallery, Engraved after its Finest Pictures. Vol. 1.] St. Petersburg and London: F. I. Labenskii, 1805. 4° (300 x 230mm). Text in Russian and French. Engraved additional title and frontispiece, 45 engraved plates (Some spotting.) Contemporary red morocco, pink coated endpapers, gilt edges (rebacked with much of the original spine, corners repaired).

    FIRST EDITION, in red morocco, of one of the finest publications of the period. The Russian text is by Sergei Glinka. Volume 2 was published separately 4 years later. Fekula 6356 ('a beautiful publication'); Obol'ianinov 1190; Sopikov 2739 ('rare and valuable').


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