NICHOLAS II -- [A collection of menus and programmes, many of these relating to the coronation festivities of May and June 1896.
Programme. Palais du Kremlin. 25 Mai 1896. Moscow: A. A. Levenson,1896. Handbill (226 x 155), printed in blue on gilt-edged card, imperial eagle embossed in gilt, mounted on board. The programme for the Coronation gala concert at the Kremlin, which included performances of the overture of Glinka's 'Ruslan and Ludmila', the march from Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Mlada', and pieces by Tchaikovskii, Wagner, Verdi and others.
Uzhin. Menu du 23 Mai 1896, [Dinner. 23 May 1896], and Diner. 25 Mai 1896. Moscow: A. A. Levenson, 1896. 2 broadsides (c. 245 x c345mm), chromolithographs after Lipgart, printed in gold and various colours, mounted and matted.
VLADIMIR ALEXANDROVICH, Grand Duke of Russia -- A printed menu for a meal given by Maria Alexandrovna and Vladimir Alexandrovich in April 1899, signed by the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess and their guests. One leaf 2° (230 x 270mm), allegorical lithographed vignette of Summer printed in blue, mounted (fold-marks, soiling and wear). The guests include 'Nikolai', Lise Paulucci, 'Zagrapho', Ouschakow, B. Hendrikoff,?A. Nikolaieff, Olga ?Tcheretkoff.
NOVAIA LADOGA -- An album of Novaia Ladoga c. July 1896. 10 albumen prints mounted on card with printed captions. Full morocco, silver moiré silk doublures, upper side titled in gilt 'Souvenirs des jour passés a Novaya-Ladoga de 25-26 juillet 1896', brass bosses on lower side (rubbed). Provenance: Count V. (crowned initial on upper side). And 8 others, including: lithographed menus for meals given at the French and other embassies during the period of Nicholas's coronation; the chromolithographed programme for a performance of 'The Pearl' at the Peterhof Palace 18 July 1898; the design, with an original gouache, of the programme for a musical evening on 31 January 1899.
NICHOLAS II -- [Ephemera from the coronation festivities of May 1896. Including:]
Ob'iavlenie Koronovanii. [Announcement of the Coronation of Nicholas II and Alexandra on 14 May 1896]. Moscow: A.A. Levenson, 1896. Broadside (405 x 285mm), chromolithograph after Petrov-Ropet, printed in gold and various colours, mounted on board (light even browning, minor wear).
VASNETSOV, V. (illustrator). [Uzhin. 20 Maia 1896. Dinner 20 May 1896]. Moscow: A.A. Levenson, 1896. Broadside (410 x 250mm), chromolithograph after V.Vasnetsov, printed in gold and various colours, mounted on board (light wear to one corner).
Souverains et Princes Étrangers réunis a Moscou pour le Couronement et le Sacre de Leurs Majestés L'Empereur Nicolas II et L'Impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna. [Moscow: s.n.,] May 1896. Quarto pamphlet (315 x 200mm). (Light soiling and light wear.) As issued with original yellow paper backing on spine.
Corps Diplomatique réunis a Moscou pour le Couronement et le Sacre de Leurs Majestés L'Empereur Nicolas II et L'Impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna. [Moscow: s.n.,] May 1896. Quarto pamphlet (318 x202mm). (Light soiling and light wear.) As issued with original pink paper backing on spine. (16)