29 November 2007
FREDERIKS, V.B., Baron (ed.). 200-letie Kabineta Ego Imperatorskago Velichestva. 1704-1904. [The 200th Anniversary of his Imperial Highness's Cabinet. 1704-1904]. St. Petersburg: R. Golike and A. Vil'borg, 1911.
Large 8° (275 x 196). 44 plates, including some double-page photogravures, many printed on china paper and mounted on card as issued, and with glassine guards. (Many leaves dampstained.) Contemporary full blue morocco, spine gilt-lettered, front cover gilt with an elaborate composite of PeterI and Nicholas II's ciphers, top edge gilt, gilt inner dentelles, textured endpapers (dampstained, extremities rubbed, front cover bowing). Provenance: 'Printed in Russia' (small stamp on front endpaper) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FIRST EDITION. A history of the Imperial Cabinet, with biographies and portraits of its members and secretaries. Fekula 2386 (this copy); Zaionchkovskii 1520.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Einstein’s ‘God letter’, his single most famous letter on God, Judaism, and man’s eternal search for meaning — offered on 4 December
The remarkable memoir of a British naval officer who witnessed and recorded the historic events of 11 November, 1918
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp