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MICHAUD, Joseph; DORÉ, Gustave (illustrator); KLIACHKO, S.L. (translator).

Istoriia Krestovykh Pokhodov. [History of the Crusades].

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105064
St Petersburg, M. O. Volf, 1884
£3,000

One of the most elaborate illustrated works from the renowned Petersburg publisher Mauritius Volf, with the original cloth binding in exceptional condition. Michaud's 'History of the Crusades' earned a reputation as a classic even in the author's lifetime. The fact that it was translated in to Russian is testament to its far reaching appeal which transcended religious boundaries.

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4to (32.5 x 26.5 cm); 32 plates after Gustave Doré as well as numerous illustrations in the text, translated from the original French by Kliachko; publisher's green cloth, richly decorated in gilt and black with elaborate bind-tooling, the upper cover features the Church of the Holy Sepluchre in an elegant frame, all edges gilt, a pristine example.

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04/11/2021

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