29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
NICHOLAS I -- Dopolnenie k ustavu o stroevoi pekhotnoi sluzhbe. [Supplement to Infantry Service Regulations]. St. Petersburg: War Press, 1841.
8° (231 x 140mm). Two folding explanatory diagrams and an engraved device on the title-page. (Very occasional light spotting, tear to one of the illustrations.) Contemporary green morocco with gilt tools and blind-stamped decoration, gilt spine in compartments, pink moiré paper doublures, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Prince Leuchtenberg (bookplate) -- traces of removed bookplate.
THE LEUCHTENBERG COPY, IN A LUXURIOUS GREEN MOROCCO BINDING. Includes appendices to regulations for companies and battalions, with two diagrams showing positioning during manoeuvres. RARE: WorldCat records only one copy in North America, at the New York Public Library.
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