• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 287

    IVAN IV -- SLOVTSEV, P.A. Pokhval'noe Slovo Tsariu Ioannu Vasil'evichu IV. [Praiseworthy Words for Tsar Ivan Vasil'evich IV.] St. Petersburg: at the Medical Press, 1807. 8° (210 x 125mm). (Dampstain.) Contemporary pink boards (lacking front free endpaper, spine and edges chipped and worn). Provenance: Aleksandr Smirdin (both bookplates, one over the other) -- Rossica Antiquariat, Berlin (book ticket) -- Martin Winkler (bookplate designed by Kravtschenko).

    Price Realised  

    IVAN IV -- SLOVTSEV, P.A. Pokhval'noe Slovo Tsariu Ioannu Vasil'evichu IV. [Praiseworthy Words for Tsar Ivan Vasil'evich IV.] St. Petersburg: at the Medical Press, 1807. 8° (210 x 125mm). (Dampstain.) Contemporary pink boards (lacking front free endpaper, spine and edges chipped and worn). Provenance: Aleksandr Smirdin (both bookplates, one over the other) -- Rossica Antiquariat, Berlin (book ticket) -- Martin Winkler (bookplate designed by Kravtschenko).

    FIRST EDITION, THE SMIRDIN COPY. Rare: WorldCat records no copies outside of Russia, and COPAC records none in the UK. Smirdin 6510 (this copy); Sopikov 10830.


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