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THE GRAND-DUCAL AND IMPERIAL HUNT IN RUSSIA IN THE 17TH CENTURY.
St. Petersburg: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers, 1898. Large 4to (37 cm.), 38 coloured and plain plates (some tipped-in), numerous coloured and plain illustrations in text, bound in original pictorial beige cloth gilt, original silver corner-pieces, at spine gilt, gilt edges, pictorial endleaves (binding soiled and rubbed). Book-plate of the general Dimitri Oznobishin. This is the second of a four-volume set which aimed to "...describe the imperial hunts from the tenth through nineteenth centuries. The illustrations were commissioned from A. Benois, Lancere, Lebedev, L. Pasternak, Repin, Riabushkin, Rubo, Samokish, Serov, Stepanov, Surikov and Vasnetsov among others. This work was the rst description of hunting published in Russia" (Fekula). Burtsev 156. Fekula 2575. Thiébaud 217 ('a luxurious publication of remarkable typographic execution').