Lot 569:
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BENOIS, Alexandre (1870-1960), Tsarskoe Selo during the reign of the empresse Elisabeth Petrovna.

Saint-Petersburg, R. Golike and A. Wilborg, 1910. Grand 4o. [22], 262, [4], XLVI, 59 p., Ill., 1front., 1 title. [54] l. Il. Half-title based after K. Somov. The result of A. Benoit’s many years of work, a large monograph written in a lively, fascinating language, with images and drawings of plans for palace buildings from public and private archives. Outstanding artists of that time: M. Dobuzhinsky, E. Lansere, D. Mitrokhin and K. Somov worked on the design of the book. Lavishly illustrated, highly praised edition, a masterpiece of Russian typography at the end of reign of Nicolas II. Leipzig 1914: Katalog Russkogo otdela. Ulianinski 1048. Gubar 1482.
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