NIKOLAI MIKHAILOVICH (1859-1919), GRAND DUKE
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Military gallery of 1812: 1812-1912 / published by order of the Emperor. SPb.: Expedition of preparation of state papers, 1912. - 295 p., VI, 83 l. Il., portr.; 42x34 cm. Illustrations on separate sheets: four full-length portraits of Emperor Alexander I, Tsarevich and Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, Prince M. B. Barclay de Tolly and Prince M. I. Golenishchev-Kutuzov, as well as two types of Military gallery, made in the technique of heliogravure; 329 portraits (4 per sheet) of heroes of the Patriotic war of 1812-in the technique of phototype in ornamental frames. In the publisher’s calico cover. On the front cover with polychrome lettering: the coat of arms of the Russian Empire and the Winter Palace with the Alexandrian column framed by trophies and Laurel branches, the name of the publication is embossed in gold. Composite bookends are made of paper with floral ornaments. Minor scuffs on the binding, owner’s illustration on the spine. Engraved exlibris of the great book of Nikolai Nikolaevich The elder on the flyleaf, pasted by another owner. The editor of the publication is A. A. Golombievsky, Secretary of the Imperial Russian historical society, under the editorship of Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich (1859-1919).