Lot 209:
SUPEREx libris OF EMPEROR ALEXANDER I (1801-1825), PAVLOVSK PALACE LIBRARY Delille E. Journal de la vie de S.A.S. Madame la Dsse. d’Orléans, douairière. Paris: J.-J. Blaise, 1822. In-8°.
10 000 12 000
In a luxuriant red morocco binding. Gold ornamental embossing along the perimeter of the lids, gold-embossed spine. Blue moire endpapers, gold-embossed, three-sided golden edge. Zezzio binder (paper label). Super ex-librises on the lids: double-headed eagle with the symbols of imperial power: a scepter and orb framed by the medallic chain of Andrew Protocletos. On the flyleaf there is a paper bookplate of the Pavlovsk Palace Library and an ex libris of Michel Wittock. Provenance: Michel Wittock (1936-2020) - industrialist, bibliophile, publisher, founder and director of the Wittokian Library in Brussels (1983).
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