[ROMANOVS], Four Ceremonials, , 1882, 1889, , 1902.
Uncommon luxurious full cream calf binding for the wedding of two first cousins of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II - together with three other ceremonials detailing important events in the close family of Alexander III. A fine group. Read More
Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials
[ROMANOVS], Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials, , 1896.
Details of the processes of the coronation of the last Russian tsar, together with the list of important foreign attendees - including one volume more unusually luxuriously bound in full soft red calf gilt. Read More
Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].
Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg
[ROMANOV, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich] - FREDERIKS, V.B. Baron, Vysochaishe utverzhdennyi tseremonial perevezeniia tela [...] Velikogo Kniazia Mikhaila Nikolaevicha iz g. Kann[...].Cérémonial [...] pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle [du] Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg, , 1909.
Unusual funeral ceremonial for the transportation of Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich's corpse from Cannes to St. Petersburg. A fine association copy. Read More
Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda
KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich, Russkie klady. Issledovaniie drevnostei velikokniazheskogo perioda, , 1896.
Grand Duke Alexey's copy of the first scholarly work on ancient Russian jewelry: an excellent example of the first edition, finely illustrated. Read More
Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh
[VUIANOVSKII, Stefan], Rukovodstvo k arifmetike dlia upotrebleniia v narodnykh uchilishchiakh, , 1783.
Empress Mariia Fedorovna's copy of an important Russian textbook for arithmetic. First edition, in a lovely example finely bound in green silk with attractive endpapers. Read More
La Sainte Russie
VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym], La Sainte Russie, , 1890.
Superb copy n°1 of this classic work - in full morocco signed by Ritter, printed on Japon, with a unique dedication to the Tsar and his ownerships marks. Read More
[The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar]
[BRUCE'S CALENDAR], [The Book, Called Bruce's Calendar], , 1810].
Complete example of an early, fully engraved edition of this famous, richly illustrated civil calendar, with predictions to the 20th century. A fine example with provenance charmingly handwritten. "A great rarity" writes Bitovt. Read More
Opisanie morovoi iazvy
SHAFONSKII, Afanasiy Filimonovich, Opisanie morovoi iazvy…, , 1775.
A rare case of a Russian 18th-c. book in Mariia Fedorovna's library: the first Russian scientific work on the plague. An exceptional copy of a major work. Read More
[A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works]
MIKHAILOV, Kozma Afanasievich and other authors, [A Sammelband of Five Manuscript Works], , [c. 1782-1815].
Very rare manuscript collection of theological and philosophical texts, including some forbidden by Catherine the Great's government in the 1780s. Very well preserved in its contemporary binding. With a poem authored most likely by the compiler of the manuscript and dedicated to the opening of the bronze horseman, the celebrated monument to Peter the Great inaugurated by Catherine in St. Petersburg. Read More
Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien, avec Celles de Philelphe
AESOP, PHILELPHUS and others, Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien, avec Celles de Philelphe, , 1773.
Aesop's fables in red morocco with the arms of the Russian Empress: a fine imperial copy of this lovely edition, illustrated with 60 engraved plates. Read More