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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    MICHAEL, Tsar of Russia -- MATV'EEV, Artamon Sergeevich. Kniga ob Izbranii na Tsartsvo Velikago Gosudaria, Tsaria i Velikago Kniazia Mikhaila Fedorovicha. [A Book on the Election of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich]. Moscow: Synod Press, 1856.

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    MICHAEL, Tsar of Russia -- MATV'EEV, Artamon Sergeevich. Kniga ob Izbranii na Tsartsvo Velikago Gosudaria, Tsaria i Velikago Kniazia Mikhaila Fedorovicha. [A Book on the Election of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich]. Moscow: Synod Press, 1856.

    2° (412 x 310mm). 2 full-page chromolithographs by I. Shelkovnikov printed with gilt, text with engraved borders printed in blue, engraved tail-pieces. (Occasional light soiling, light spotting on title.) Contemporary green morocco, spine gilt lettered, covers richly tooled in blind, imperial eagle in gilt on the front cover, white moiré paper doublures (extremities rubbed, short tear to the spine-head). Provenance: Grand Duke Paul Aleksandrovich (gift inscription, dated April 1873) -- 'Printed in Russia' (small title-stamp).

    FIRST EDITION. GRAND DUKE PAUL ALEKSANDROVICH'S COPY IN A HANDSOME MOROCCO BINDING. This record of the coronation ceremony of the first Romanov tsar was published to coincide with Alexander's own accession to the throne. This copy was presented to Grand Duke Paul, son of Tsar Alexander II, by his Chamberlain ('Gofmeister').


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