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.
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