• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 300

    NICHOLAS II -- KHIMSHIEV, N.V., Count. Dom Romanovykh v istorii Pervago Kadetskago Korpusa. [The House of Romanov in the History of the First Cadets Corps.] Np [but Moscow]: War Press for the First Cadets Corps, 1913. 8° (240x165mm). 14 plates. Contemporary red morocco, sides with blind-stamped frame, upper side lettered in gilt, gilt edges, white moiré endpapers (spine ends lightly rubbed). Provenance: Tsar Nicholas II (his Winter Palace bookplate) -- Paul Fekula.

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    NICHOLAS II -- KHIMSHIEV, N.V., Count. Dom Romanovykh v istorii Pervago Kadetskago Korpusa. [The House of Romanov in the History of the First Cadets Corps.] Np [but Moscow]: War Press for the First Cadets Corps, 1913. 8° (240x165mm). 14 plates. Contemporary red morocco, sides with blind-stamped frame, upper side lettered in gilt, gilt edges, white moiré endpapers (spine ends lightly rubbed). Provenance: Tsar Nicholas II (his Winter Palace bookplate) -- Paul Fekula.

    FROM THE LIBRARY OF TSAR NICHOLAS II AT THE WINTER PALACE. THE DEDICATION COPY BOUND FOR HIM IN RED MOROCCO. The Corps was founded by Empress Anna Ioannovna, and Emperors Nicholas I, Alexander II, and Nicholas II were its Supreme Leaders. A note pencilled in by Nicholas's librarian records that the book entered the collection on 25 February 1913, and gives the location as His Highness's bedroom. Fekula 2494 (this copy).


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