24 - 25 January 2007
A RUSSIAN PRESENTATION PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM
St. Petersburg, 1894
Oblong folio, 48 photographic views of the city of St. Petersburg in 24 card mounts, each with manuscript caption in French, in pale brown morocco binding by A. Peterson of St. Petersburg, Album Maker, Demidov Pereul. D. No. 9 & 1 with his Russian label, the upper cover applied with the champlevé enamelled arms of the city and with gilt tooled inscription 'A Sa Majesté Le Roi des Hellenes Georges 1er La Ville de St. Petersbourg M.D.CCC.XC.IV.', rose watered silk doublure and liners, gilt edges, brass clasp
21½ in. (52 cm.) long
King George I of the Hellenes, Prince of Denmark (1845-1913).
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The unsigned views include palaces and churches, canals and streets and other notable sites around the city, with one interior view of the tomb of the Emperors.
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