29 November 2007
MARIA FEODOROVNA -- LOUIS XIV (1638-1715). Lettres aux Princes de l'Europe, à ses Généraux, ses Ministres, &c. Receuillies par Mr. Rose, Sécrétaire du Cabinet; Avec des remarques historiques, Par Mr. Morelly. Paris and Frankfurt: Bassompiere, 1755.
2 vols, 12° (133 x 81mm). Typographic head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary French red morocco, spines gilt in compartments with contrasting morocco labels, sides with gilt fillets and centred with Maria's arms, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (minor rubbing). Provenance: Empress Maria Feodorovna (binding) -- Pavlovsk Palace Library (paper label) -- HRH Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.
FROM THE PAVLOVSK PALACE LIBRARY, IN A FINE BINDING WITH EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA'S ARMS. Catherine II had given Pavlovsk Palace to Paul and Maria, to celebrate the birth of her first grandson Alexander I. (2)
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