29 November 2007
SUSLOV, Vladimir Vasil'evich (c.1857-1921). Materialy k Istorii Drevnei Novgorodsko-Pskovskoi Arkhitektury. [Materials on the History of the Ancient Architecture of Novgorod and Pskov]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1888.
8° (263 x 180mm). Four lithographs. (Pages slightly browned at edges and margins, some short tears to the fore-edges, small tear in leaf 2.1.) Black morocco, gilt lettering and border, white moiré paper doublures, gilt edges (cover slightly scuffed, edges of rear endpaper lightly stained). Provenance: Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich (binding) -- 'Printed in Russia' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.
PRESENTATION COPY TO GRAND DUKE VLADIMIR ALEKSANDROVICH, PRESIDENT OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, WHICH HAD COMMISSIONED THE PUBLICATION. Suslov, from 1886 an Academician, travelled widely around the Russian Empire gathering information for his many works on the subject of old Russian architecture, and was involved in restoring many old churches in such places as Pskov and Novgorod. Fekula 6198 (this copy).
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