24 November 2008,
Price realised GBP 21,250
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
'An album of Historical Monuments in the city of Samarkand'
by G. A. Pankrat'ev, Samarkand, 1895
A folio containing 54 albumen prints, each mounted on card with pasted description beneath, and the Russian booklet by S. A. Lapin, 'The Translation of the inscriptions on the Historical Monuments in the City of Samarkand', all laid in the original red cloth portfolio with flaps, the upper side titled in gilt within a black and gilt frame, lined with white moiré-style paper, stamped on each card
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The only other copies we located are at the Bibliothèque de Genève (20 prints only) and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (24 prints only), both with substantially fewer images than in this copy.
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