29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL FLEET -- ZHITKOV, K.G. (author) and GANZEN, A.V. (illustrator). Rossiiskii Imperatorskii Flot. [The Russian Imperial Fleet]. St. Petersburg: n.p., 1916.
Oblong 2° (455 x 550mm). Title printed in colours, 25 colour plates mounted, as issued, illustrations throughout. (Marginal dampstains, one mount chipped.) Contemporary burgundy Russia, upper side gilt-lettered and with inlaid flag, white moiré silk endpapers, top edge gilt (stained, some colour restoration, silk worn at edges).
A richly illustrated survey of the Imperial Fleet since its inception by Peter the Great. Bound in full Russia, and with white moiré silk endpapers.
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