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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    RUBAN, Vasilii Grigor'evich (1742-1795). Rossiiskii Tsarskii Pamiatnik. [The Russian Tsars Memorial]. St. Petersburg: Tip. Gos. Voen. Kollegii, 1785.

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    RUBAN, Vasilii Grigor'evich (1742-1795). Rossiiskii Tsarskii Pamiatnik. [The Russian Tsars Memorial]. St. Petersburg: Tip. Gos. Voen. Kollegii, 1785.

    8° (180 x 104mm). Engraved tailpieces. (Occasional light dampstain, stain in the gutter of the title.) Contemporary half-calf, spine blind-tooled (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Aleksandr Smirdin (bookplate) -- Rossica, Berlin (book-ticket) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    THE SMIRDIN--FEKULA COPY, with the late bookplate. The sixth printing of Ruban's popular work, published just two years after the first. Fekula 2856 (this copy); Smirdin 10991 (this copy); SK 6172.


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