29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
NIVE, P. A. Otechestvennaia Voina. [The Patriotic War]. St. Petersburg: V.K. Il'inchik, 1911-12.
5 vols, 8° (265 x 190mm). Plates, some in colour and mounted, 2 folding maps. (Browning, a few short tears, one vol. with small marginal dampstain.) Publisher's original brick-red cloth, spines and covers blocked and titled in gilt, printed endpapers (extremities rubbed, light soiling).
FIRST EDITION, in the publisher's original binding, of this richly illustrated work published to commemorate the jubilee of one of the defining events in Russian history. With illustrations after V.V. Vereshchagin, A.D. Kivshenko, N. Samokish, and P. Gess. (5)
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