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VASILI, Count Paul [pseudonym].

La Sainte Russie.

Stock Code
80414
Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1890
£750

A fine copy of this deluxe production, richly illustrated and beautifully bound.

Possibly written by the Russo-Polish Princess Catherine Radziwill, who was born Countess Ekaterina Adamovna Rzewuska in 1858 in St Petersburg and who died in New York in 1941 as the widow Catherine Kolb-Danvin.

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Description

Large 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). Half title, wood engraved portrait frontispiece, title, preface, 550, [1] pp., one folding map and 2 plans with printed tissue guards, 4 chromolithograph plates with printed tissue guards and 197 wood engravings in text after various artists, including 37 full- and double-page; slight browning at beginning and end. Original red morocco-backed cloth bound by Engel, richly gilt and tooled by Paul Souze after a design by A. Giraldon, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue silk bookmark.

Bibliography

Lipperheide Kaa 75; Vicaire 969.

Stock ID:80414

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