Lot 261:
THE CORONATION OF ALEXANDER III (1881-1894)
4 000 6 000
Description du Sacre et du Couronnement de Leurs Majestes Imperiales L’Empereur De toutes les Russie Alexandre III et L’ Imperatrice Marie Fedorovna. En I’annee: 1883. [Description of the sacred coronation of their Imperial Majesties, the Emperor Alexander III and the Empress Maria Feodorovna of all Russia: 1883]. St. Petersburg: cartographic institution of A. Ilyin, [1883]. - 65 p., 27 p. Il.; 67,4x53,4 cm. Edition of 200 copies. In French. Illustrations in the chromolithography technique were made by the best artists of their time: I. Repin, V. Serov, V. Surikov, V. Vasnetsov, N. Samokish, V. Vereshchagin, N. Karazin, I. Kramskoy, K. Makovsky, V. Polenov. Theme pictures are made by V. Vasnetsov. In a luxury publisher’s all-leather cover. Gold lettering on the top cover and spine. Moire like endpapers. Three-sided gold book edge. Minor scuffs on the edges and corners of the covers. The coronation album was released in a small edition in Russian and French. The commemorative edition was presented to major dignitaries and distributed in state institutions.
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