29 November 2007
NICHOLAS II -- KOVALEVSKII, Vladimir Ivanovich (1848-1934). Proizvoditel'nye Sily Rosii. [Productive Forces of Russia]. St. Petersburg: A. Leifert, 1896. 21 parts in 1 vol., 8° (245 x 160mm). Colour folding map. (Light browning.) Contemporary half-morocco, gilt title and cipher (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Nicholas II (binding, bookplate, accession marks) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
FROM THE LIBRARY OF NICHOLAS II. A report structured according to the various sections at the Nizhnyi-Novgorod exhibition of 1896. The exhibition, sponsored by Nicholas II, was the largest ever held in pre-Revolutionary Russia and featured many innovations, including the first Russian tram. Fekula 2068 (this copy).
NICHOLAS II -- Rapport présenté à S.M. L'Empereur sur le Budget de L'Empire pour l'Exercice 1904. St. Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1903. 4° (294 x 208mm). (Occasional marginal browning, occasional spotting.) Contemporary black morocco, cream moiré silk doublures with gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges (binding lightly scuffed, doublures stained in corners, hinges starting, extremities rubbed). Provenance: ?Imperial Palace Library (binding) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
PROBABLY FROM THE LIBRARY OF NICHOLAS II. Report on the income and expenses of the Russian Empire, including a summary of the impact of the railroads on the Russian budget over the previous 16 years. Fekula 2839 (this copy). (2)
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