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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    NICHOLAS II -- LICHTENBERGER, Henri (1864-1941). La Philosophie de Nietzsche. The fourth edition. Paris: Alcan, 1899. 12° (172 x 108mm). Half title. (Edges slightly browned.) Blue quarter-morocco, gilt spine, marbled endpapers (extremities rubbed, spine head splitting very slightly). Provenance: Nicholas II (cipher, bookplate) -- Paul M. Fekula.

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    NICHOLAS II -- LICHTENBERGER, Henri (1864-1941). La Philosophie de Nietzsche. The fourth edition. Paris: Alcan, 1899. 12° (172 x 108mm). Half title. (Edges slightly browned.) Blue quarter-morocco, gilt spine, marbled endpapers (extremities rubbed, spine head splitting very slightly). Provenance: Nicholas II (cipher, bookplate) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    FROM THE LIBRARY OF NICHOLAS II. According to Aileen Kelly, Nietzsche's 'Superman' theory greatly influenced the various schools of Russian philosophy in the late nineteenth century, leading them to seek to reconcile the Western import with their own existing notions of the 'new man' or the 'integral personality'; an attempt which, true to tradition, combined the purely theoretical with pressing concerns about social issues, and led to a renunciation of purely rationalist views of man and society. Fekula 3753 (this copy).

    NICHOLAS II -- SMIRNOV, Petr and DUBENSKII, D. Spasitel Mira. 50 Kartin iz istorii zemnoi zhizni Spasitelia mira. [The Saviour of the World. 50 Pictures from the History of the Earthly Life of Jesus Christ]. St Petersburg: Golike and Vil'borg, 1904. 2° (365 x 258mm). (Four plates lacking, some loose, light browning, some edge-wear.) Original publisher's red pictorial cloth by Levin, with the original lithographed covers by A. Karelin bound-in, gilt endpapers, red edges (illustrated paper cover detached but present, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Nicholas II (Gatchina Palace library stamps, shelfmarks) -- 'Printed in Soviet Union' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION. FROM THE LIBRARY OF NICHOLAS II AT GATCHINA PALACE. PROBABLY A DELUXE ISSUE, BOUND IN CLOTH. With reproductions of paintings by the Kramskoi, Vereshchagin, Nestorov, Makovskii among others, and commentary by Petr Smirnov. Fekula 6556 (this copy). (2)


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