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Presentation portfolio to Otto von Bismarck.
St. Petersburg, 1885. Folio (40.5 x 27 cm). 3 pp. manuscript within a decorative watercolour border by C. Wehrheim incorporating Bismarck's coat of arms, the Prussian flag and a view of St. Petersburg on first page, signed by the artist at lower margin, kept in blue sheep folder with blind tooling to upper board, Bismark's metal coat of arms, silk ties and endpapers; slightly rubbed, upper board sunned. Slight spotting inside. Presentation portfolio given to the Chancellor Otto von Bismarck on the occasion of his 70th birthday by the German diaspora in St. Petersburg on April 1, 1885. The portfolio also celebrates fifty years of Bismarck's 'mammoth' hard work, with a second date in the decorative watercolour border noting this anniversary, April 21, 1835, when Bismarck qualified as a lawyer. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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