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BENOIS, Alexandre (1870-1960). Azbuka v kartinakh. [Alphabet in Pictures.] St. Petersburg: Commission for the Preparation of State Papers, 1924. 4° (321 x 255mm). Chromolithographed throughout. (Occasional minor spotting.) Original cloth-backed colour-printed boards (a trace of minor rubbing at the corners, light browning on the endpapers); purple cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Martin Kaiser (small signature on the front endpaper).
BENOIS, Alexandre (1870-1960). Azbuka v kartinakh. [Alphabet in Pictures.] St. Petersburg: Commission for the Preparation of State Papers, 1924. 4° (321 x 255mm). Chromolithographed throughout. (Occasional minor spotting.) Original cloth-backed colour-printed boards (a trace of minor rubbing at the corners, light browning on the endpapers); purple cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Martin Kaiser (small signature on the front endpaper).

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BENOIS, Alexandre (1870-1960). Azbuka v kartinakh. [Alphabet in Pictures.] St. Petersburg: Commission for the Preparation of State Papers, 1924. 4° (321 x 255mm). Chromolithographed throughout. (Occasional minor spotting.) Original cloth-backed colour-printed boards (a trace of minor rubbing at the corners, light browning on the endpapers); purple cloth clamshell case. Provenance: Martin Kaiser (small signature on the front endpaper).

FIRST EDITION. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF THIS BENOIS MASTERPIECE and rare in this condition: 'it is hardly possible to find a copy of this book in good state. The book has always been in high demand among bibliophiles. Its circulation was extremely limited' (Vengerov). Rats Collection 10; Sokrovishcha imperatorskikh knizhnykh sobranii v biblioteke Ermitazha 16; Vengerov Staraia Russkaia Kniga 66

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