• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 293

    MILITARIA -- SHKOLA REKRUTSKAIA. Plany i figury k Rekrutskoi Shkole. [Plans and Figures to the Recruits's School.] [St. Petersburg: at the War Commission Press, c.1840s.] 2° (237 x 144mm). 3 folding plans and 32 folding engraved plates. (One plan lacking a section, one with a long tear, dampstain, some tears and creases.) Contemporary boards (rebacked and recornered, edges rubbed). Provenance: E.H. Cree (pencilled note) -- Mark Dineley (bookplate). RARE COLLECTION OF PLATES showing drills for recruits into the rifle regiments on handling weapons and flags, and diagrams for march steps and formations.

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    MILITARIA -- SHKOLA REKRUTSKAIA. Plany i figury k Rekrutskoi Shkole. [Plans and Figures to the Recruits's School.] [St. Petersburg: at the War Commission Press, c.1840s.] 2° (237 x 144mm). 3 folding plans and 32 folding engraved plates. (One plan lacking a section, one with a long tear, dampstain, some tears and creases.) Contemporary boards (rebacked and recornered, edges rubbed). Provenance: E.H. Cree (pencilled note) -- Mark Dineley (bookplate). RARE COLLECTION OF PLATES showing drills for recruits into the rifle regiments on handling weapons and flags, and diagrams for march steps and formations.

    Opisanie 3-kh lineinago revolvera obraztsa 1895 goda i patrona k nemu. Sborka i razborka revolvera, ob'iasnenie deistviia mekhanismov, zariazhanie i razriazhanie revolvera. St. Petersburg: Officer Rifle School, 1896. 8° (210 x 140m). Contemporary red moiré silk by O. Kirkhner, upper cover lettered in gilt, white moiré-style endpapers, pocket in back cover with seven 4to leaves of pencilled manuscript in English in a later hand (corners rubbed, some soiling, perhaps lacking some plates once held in pocket). Provenance: Nicholas II (by repute) -- 'Printed in Russia' (import stamp) -- Mark Dineley (bookplate). (2)


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