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Les solennités du saint couronnement. Ouvrage - NICHOLAS II] - KRIVENKO, Vasili - 1899. 
St. Petersburg: Expédition pour la confection des papiers de l'etat 1899 - Two parts in 1 vol., folio (43.8 x 32 cm). Illustrated throughout with over 170 full-page illustrations, including the folding menu, some of these chromolithographs printed in various colours and gold, some double-page or folding, the photographic illustrations complete with the printed tissue guards; occasional marginal soiling, a few short marginal tears, pp. 48 - 49 loose. Original cream leather binding, the spine and front cover blocked in various colours and gilt, and complete with the metal portrait medallion, edges gilt, endpapers printed in silver and gilt; rebacked reusing the original cloth spine, extremities rubbed, sides scuffed, some wear to the endpapers, some tissue guards lacking or worn. The present Coronation Album is one of the greatest achievements of Russian presses, a lavish commemoration of the coronation of Nikolay II and Alexandra Fedorovna on 14 May 1896, prefaced by a historical introduction to the coronations of the Romanovs. The numerous plates include copies of opulent menus and gala programmes, some designed by Vasnetsov and mostly printed by Levenson in Moscow, as well as photographic reproductions of noble families and delegations present at the event. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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