The last Russian coronation in a deluxe binding

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Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials

Publication: Trenke i Fiusno [and] Levenson, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 1896.

[ROMANOVS], Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II: Three Ceremonials, Skt. Peterburg & Moskva, 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

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Includes the details of the coronation itself, in a thicker volume finely bound in full red soft calf with blue silk pastedowns: most probably from a close member of the Imperial family. This volume also includes the announcement of the coronation day, as well as the movements of the Imperial Regalia from St. Petersburg to the Moscow Kremlin, where Nicholas’ coronation was taking place. All texts here are in Russian and French. The two other volumes, in French, list the foreign head of states, princes and diplomats present at the coronation.

 

Physical Description

Tsar Nicholas II’s coronation in details, finely bound in red calf, 1896

Three volumes large 8vos (32 x 21 cm).

I. 5 parts ni Russian. 1-4 pp. Vysoch. utverzhd. tseremonial perevez. Imp. Regalii iz Imp. Zimnego Dvortsa v Moskvu, 1-12 pp. Vysoch. utverzhd. tseremonial torzhestven. vyezda v pervoprest. Grad Moskvu pred Svyashch. Koron. Ikh Imp. Velichestv Gosudaria Imperatora Nikolaia Aleks. Samoderzhtsa Vseross. i Gosudaryni Imp. Aleksandry Feodorovny, 1-5 pp. Vysoch. utverzhd. tseremonial torzhestven. obiavleniia o dne Sviashch. Koronovaniia Ikh Imp. Velichestv Gos. Imp. Nikolaia Aleksandrovicha, Samod. Vseross. i Gos. Imp. Aleksandry Feodorovny, 1-3pp. Vysoch. utverzhd. tseremonial pereneseniia Imp. regaliy iz Oruzheynoi Palaty v Tronnyi Zal Bolsh. Kreml. Dvortsa, 1-28 pp. Vysoch. utverzhd. tseremonial Sviashch. Koron. Ikh Imp. Velichestv Gos. Imp. Nikolaia Aleksandrovicha Samod. Vseross. i Gos. Imp. Aleksandry Feodorovny. Followed by the same 5 parts, in French: 3, 13, 6, 3 and 28 pp.

II. Title and [3] pp. Souverains et Princes Étrangers Réunis à Moscou pour le Couronnement et le Sacre de Leurs Majestés l’Empereur Nicolas II et l’Impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna. Mai 1896.

III. Three booklets together. 1-7pp. including title, CORPS DIPLOMATIQUE Réunis A Moscou Pour Le Couronnement Et Le Sacre De Leurs Majestés L’empereur Nicolas II Et L’impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna; [1-5]pp. incl. title, [1]p. with text ‘Moscou, Mai 1896. Representant de Son Altesse Royale le Grand Duc de Mecklembourg-Strelitz. Le Lieutenant-General Baron de Maltzahn’, AMBASSADES EXTRAORDINAIRES et missions speciales Réunis A Moscou Pour Le Couronnement Et Le Sacre De Leurs Majestés L’empereur Nicolas II Et L’impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna; 1-8pp. incl. title, [1]p. Suites des Souverains Et des Princes Étrangers Réunis A Moscou Pour Le Couronnement Et Le Sacre De Leurs Majestés L’empereur Nicolas II Et L’impératrice Alexandra Féodorovna; Deputations Militaires.

Binding I. Original cream card wrappers with gilt Russian Imperial double-headed eagle to upper wrapper, silk spine, in full soft red calf folder, gilt Russian Imperial double-headed eagle and gilt borders to upper cover, blue silk and gilt borders to upper and lower pastedowns. II. Original red cloth folder, upper cover lettered in gilt with ‘Moscou. Mai 1896’. III. Original red cloth folder, with ‘Moscou. Mai 1896. CORPS DIPLOMATIQUE et Suite des Princes Étrangers’ gilt to upper cover.

Condition

Minor foxing to wrappers of I., occasional light foxing elsewhere, folders minimally scratched, rubbed or stains, overall in attractive condition.

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