29 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
THEATRE -- Ezhegodnik Imperatorskikh Teatrov Sezon 1890-91. [Annual of the Imperial Theatres Season 1890-91]. St. Petersburg: Imperial St. Petersburg Theatres, 1892.
8° (230 x 165mm). Illustrations. (A very few corners creased, one with small loss.) Contemporary blue quarter cloth, pink endpapers (spine label chipped-off, front joint starting at head, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Grand Duke Sergei Aleksandrovich (bookplate, cipher on spine, shelf-marks on title) -- 'Printed in Russia' (title-stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION. GRAND DUKE SERGEI ALEKSANDROVICH'S COPY. The first annual of productions at the Mariinskii, Aleksandrinskii, and Mikhailovskii theatres in St. Petersburg, and at the Bol'shoi and Malyi theatres in Moscow. Illustrated with reproductions of scenes, stage designs, and seating plans, and portraits of numerous Russian and visiting actors and dancers, including Nellie Melba. Fekula 7129 (this copy).
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