29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 688
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
NICHOLAS II -- NOTOVITCH, Nicolas. Livre d'Or à la Mémoire d'Alexandre III. [Zolotaia Kniga v Pamiat Aleksandra III]. Paris: Nilsson, J. Hazard and J. Strauss .
4° (310 x 233mm). Illustrated throughout. (Light browning in the margins.) Contemporary blue half-morocco, white moiré silk endpapers, with the original chromolithographed cover bound-in (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Aleksei Borisovich Lobanov-Rostovskii (bookplate; gilt cipher on front cover) -- Nicholas II (bookplate) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION. NICHOLAS II'S OWN COPY of the book published in memory of his father's life and achievements; earlier in the collection of Prince Aleksei Lobanov-Rostovskii. Significant events from Alexander's reign are also recorded in numerous illustrations. Fekula 2221 (this copy).
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