29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,250
RAKINT, V.A. Istoriia Grenaderskago Sapernago E.I.V. Velikago Kniazia Petra Nikolaevicha Bataliona 1797-1897. [History of the Grenadier-Sapper Battalion of H.I.H. Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich]. St. Petersburg: Trenke and Fiusno, 1897.
4° (228 x 195mm). 144 portraits, plans, views, maps and reproductions of uniforms, some folding. (Light marginal browning, wear in the margins of last blank.) Original green cloth , spine titled in silver and tooled in silver and black, upper side titled and with the imperial eagle in silver, medal in various colours and gilt, within a red, black and silver frame, marbled edges, white moiré paper endpapers (re-backed preserving much of the original spine, extremities neatly repaired, light wear). Provenance: Tchernoff (stamp).
FIRST EDITION of the history of this elite unit, richly illustrated with numerous portraits and reproductions of uniforms. A much abridged edition was also published in the same year. Lyons 506; Zaionchkovskii 2214.
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