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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 279

    MOSCOW 1730 -- A FINE SERIES OF WORKS RELATING TO THE CORONATION OF ANNA IVANOVNA OF RUSSIA, COMPRISING: Umständliche Beschreibung der Hohen Salbung und Crönung der ... Frauen, Anna Joanowna Kayserin und Selbstherrscherin von gantz Russland wie solche den 28. April 1730 in Moscau vollzogen worden. St. Peterburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, 1731.

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    MOSCOW 1730 -- A FINE SERIES OF WORKS RELATING TO THE CORONATION OF ANNA IVANOVNA OF RUSSIA, COMPRISING: Umständliche Beschreibung der Hohen Salbung und Crönung der ... Frauen, Anna Joanowna Kayserin und Selbstherrscherin von gantz Russland wie solche den 28. April 1730 in Moscau vollzogen worden. St. Peterburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, 1731.

    2o (355 x 230 mm). Title printed in red and black, 16 engraved plates (5 double-page, 3 folding) and 2 engaved vignettes in text. (Some light browning and staining.) Old marbled boards (rebacked).

    The celebration of the coronation of ANNA IVANOVNA (1693-1740) of Russia. Her engraved portrait is by Wortmann after Caravaque. The other plates include depictions of fireworks, the coronation, insignias etc. Bound in are a number of very rare smaller pamphlets and broadsides, announcing the arrival of a delegation from the Emperor of China and the Shah of Persia. Anna Ivanovna is well remembered for holding lavish celebrations, including the wedding of Prince Michael Golitsyn-Kvasnik to Avdotia Buzheninova which was celebrated in a specially designed ice house carved from the frozen River Neva. Berlin 3095; Lipperheide Sk3; Vinet 776.

    THE OTHER WORKS COMPRISE: Kurtze Beschreibung der Illumination welche den 28 April 1732 als an dem... Krönungs-Tage der... Anna Joannowna bey einem Feuer-Wercke in St. Petersburg ist vorgestellt worden. St. Petersburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, n.d. Large broadside. Printed in German and Russian. Bitovt 636; Sopikov 7627. -- Large folding plate showing a triumphal arch, by Ottomar Elliger with engraved title below "Triumfalniya vorota k schchastlivomu Eyo Imperatovskavo Velitchestva Anny Ioannony Sankt Peterburge 1732 " Bitovt 645. -- Large folding plate showing a triumphal arch with the Imperial Eagle and Crown. Bitovt 644. -- "Erklärung Der Illumination Vor des Herrn... Graffen von Birons... Pallast." St. Petersburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, n.d. Large broadside. Printed in German. -- "Emplemy triumfalnkyh vorota k schchastlivomu Eyo Imperatovskavo Anny Ioannony " Bitovt 644. -- "Erklärung Der Illumination Vor Ihro Kayserl. Majestäts Pallast." St. Petersburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, n.d. Large broadside. Printed in German. -- "Emplemy triumfalnykh vorot k schchastlivomu Eya Imperatovsskavo Anny Ioannony " Large broadside. Bitovt 645. -- TREDIAKOVSKAVO, Tchrez Vasilya. "Pesn' privelstvennaya blagopolutchno vkhodiashchei Gosudaryne Imperatritze Samoderjhitze Vserossiiskoi Anne Ioannovne " St. Petersburg, 1732. Large broadside. -- "Tolkovaniye Illuminatzii pri Palatakh ober kamergera Eya Imperatorckavo Velitchestva." -- "Tolkovaniye Illuminatzii kotoraya pri Palatakh ober kamergera Eya Imperatorckavo Velitchestva. Large broadsides. -- Tractat, so zwischen Ihro Kayserl. Majest. von allen Reussen und des Persischen Schachs Majest am 21 Jan. 1732 geschlossen worden. St. Petersburg: printed at the Academie der Wissenschaften, n.d. Large broadside. Printed in German and Russian. Bitovt 642. -- "V tretiye leto preslavnavo vladeniya Eya Imperatorskavo Velitchestva Samoderjhitsy Anny Ioannovny pribyvshiye ot Evo Bobdokhanskavo Velitchestva." St. Petersburg, 1732. Large broadside. Printed in Russian and Chinese. (13)


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