27 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 900
SUVORIN, A.A. (editor). Palestina. [Palestine.] St. Petersburg: Suvorin, 1898.
4° (397 x 290mm). Illustrated throughout, some chromolithographs, colour-printed folding map. (A very few short marginal tears, tissue guard adhering to some of the chromolithographs as often, one gathering sprung.) Original pictorial cloth, by O.F. Kirchner, the sides blocked with all-over designs in various colours and gilt, printed endpapers, marbled edges. Provenance: Father Aleksandr (gift inscripton from members of his congregation, the 'khora tresvennikov' or 'sober choir') --'Printed in Russia' (small title stamp).
SUVORIN, A.A. (editor). Bibliia v kartinakh. Ch. 2ia. Novyi Zavet. [The Bible in Pictures. Part 2. The New Testament.] St. Petersburg: A.A. Suvorin, 1881.
4° (445 x 330mm). Frontispiece, and 49 plates. (Occasional marginal soiling, occasional light spotting.) Original blue cloth, upper side blocked in gilt and black, lower side blocked in blind, white moiré-style endpapers, gilt edges (a few gatherings sprung, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Father Aleksander ('A.R.' stamped on the upper side) -- 'Printed in Russia' (title stamp).
FIRST EDITIONS. Two richly illustrated publications by Suvorin, the first in an excellent binding by Kirchner, and the second with large, full-page plates after the Old Masters throughout. (2)
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