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Geschichte des Buches byzantinische Zellen-Emails.
St. Petersburg 1898 - Quarto (31 x 22 cm). Lithographed title highlighted in gilt, limitation page, 272, [2]pp., 6 plates, including 3 chromolithographed. Original cream cloth stamped in black and gold, edges decorated in red and gold, black buckram slipcase; slipcase slightly rubbed. Fine example of this monograph dedicated to the legendary Kondakov's study of the Byzantine enamels collection; from the German edition of 100, this copy being 31. This book was compiled by Stasov (1824-1906), music and art critic, ethnographer and publicist, and issued simultaneously in German, Russian (edition of 150) and French (edition of 100). It was to serve as a complement to "???????????? ?????" [Byzantine enamels], one of the most luxurious and expensive Russian books produced at the expense of the collector Zvenigorodskiy in 1892. Here Stasov provides an extensive overview of the preparation and production of the Kondakov's masterpiece, including information about the author, editor, artists, typography and binders. Significant part of the work is dedicated to the commentaries of the owners of the presentation copies, including letters of the members of the Imperial family, reviews of the scientific and artistic institutions, as well as articles from magazines and newspapers. French ed. in Fekula 6758, Russian ed. in Solovev kat 105, 473. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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