29 November 2007
DEMIDOV -- Palais de San Donato. Catalogue des objets d'art et d'ameublement et tableaux dont la vente aux enchères publiques aura lieu à Florence, au Palais de San Donato le 15 Mars 1880 et les jours suivants. Paris and Brussels: Charles Pillet, Victor Leroy, and Charles Mannheim, 1880.
4° (248 x 170mm). Bound without illustrations. (Occasional light marginal soiling and spotting.) Contemporary green cloth, spine gilt-lettered, Demidov cipher in gilt on the upper side, edges red (re-backed with the original spine). Provenance: Paul Pavlovich Demidov (binding and title-stamp; by descent to:) -- HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.
PRINCE PAUL DEMIDOV'S COPY of the auction catalogue by which his collection at Donato was dispersed. Annotated throughout, possibly in Prince Paul's hand, with buyers and prices realized, and with a manuscript index.
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