12 June 2009
ST. PETERSBURG 1796 -- Beschreibung des Feuerwerks, welches bei Gelegenheit der Vermählung... des Grossfürsten Constantin Paulowitsch und... der Grossfürstin Anna Feodorowna in St. Petersburg, auf der Newa am Februar 1796 gegeben worden ist. [St. Petersburg, 1796 ?].
2o (383 x 245 mm). Large engraved folding plates (repaired tear). Old wrappers. Provenance: E.F.D. Ruggieri, book collector and member of the Ruggieri family of pyrotechnic specialists (bookplate, and probably the note translating the German text).
Fireworks in honor of the wedding of the Grand Duke CONSTANTIN PAULOWITSCH (1779-1831) brother of Nicholas, Emperor of Russia and Princess Juliana-IIenrietta-Ulrica with the assumed name ANNA FEODORWNA (1781-1860). The plate depicts the loggia and the fireworks. Lotz, p. 128.
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