Cte Paul Vasili [Catherine Radziwill] - La Sainte Russie - La Cour, L'Armée, Le Clergé, La Bourgeoisie et Le Peuple - 1890

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Cte Paul Vasili [Catherine Radziwill] - La Sainte Russie - La Cour, L'Armée, Le Clergé, La Bourgeoisie et Le Peuple - 1890
History, Russia - Quantity: 1 - Book

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work on Russian history by Count Vasilin, in reality the pseudonym of Princess Catherine Radziwill, born Katarzyna Adamovna Rzewuska (1858-1941), a Polish aristocrat, according to Vicaire VII, 969: "Count Vasili is a pseudonym under which Mme Adam published various studies in the Nouvelle Revue."

The book contains a frontispiece portrait in black (under serpente) of the Russian emperor Alexander III, 8 out of text imaged including 4 chromolithographs in colour (under serpentes) and more than 200 in text drawings in black after drawings by d'Aviano, Bord, Chauvet, Dunki, Gaillard, Jouant, Lacker, Loevy, Martin, Mencina, Montader, Roguet, Vallet and Waret.

Contents: Histoire de la Russie à vol d'Oiseau. La Cour. L'Armée. La Marine. Les Grandes Institutions d'Etat en Russie. Noblesse. Le Clergé. La Bourgeoisie. Le Peuple. Saint-Pétersbourg & ses environs. Moscou. Caucase. Voies de Communication (1ères voies de communication en Russie sous Pierre le Grand - Leur développement - Leur état actuel - Canaux - Routes carossables - Chemins de fer - Télégraphes.

Period brown half morocco binding, ribbed spine adorned with gilded fleurons in the compartments, embellished with the title and author, also gilded. Gilded double fillets on the leather cover edges, gilded top edge.

In good condition, binding in lovely condition, light friction from use on the caps. Fairly scattered foxing inside, nothing consequential.

Copy enhanced with a (loose) "Ecole Primaire Supérieure de Filles - Ville du Havre" prize label.

Cte Paul Vasili [Catherine Radziwill]

La Sainte Russie - La Cour, L'Armée, Le Clergé, La Bourgeoisie et Le Peuple.

Paris, Firmin Didot et Cie, 1890.

541 pp.

Large octavo (29 x 20.5 cm).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Russia
Author/ Illustrator
Cte Paul Vasili [Catherine Radziwill]
Book Title
La Sainte Russie - La Cour, L'Armée, Le Clergé, La Bourgeoisie et Le Peuple
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1890
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
541
Dimensions
29×20.5 cm
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