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[NAPOLEONIC WARS]. BOZHOVSKIY, Vasiliy Konstantinovich.

Vystavka 1812 goda: illyustrirovannoe izdanie.

[Exhibition Dedicated to the Year 1812: Illustrated Edition].

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Levenson, Moskva, 1913

Uncommon lavish production dedicated to the Patriotic War - rarely complete and here in the very scarce preferred version fully bound in cloth with the Russian gilt double-headed eagle

The 1912 centenary of the great victory against Napoleon was marked in Imperial Russia by a series of events and publications. The present book was one of the most lavish ones. Published by the recently formed Committee for the Construction of the 1812 Museum in Moscow, it accompanied an important exhibition held at the Historical Museum on the Red Square. The opening of the 1812 museum was actually supposed to be a major event within the programme of celebrations of the jubilee; however, because of the long lasting reconstruction of the premises allocated to the museum, its opening was postponed and the Committee chose a temporary exhibition.

The exhibition comprised items predominantly gathered from Imperial museums (such as the Hermitage and the

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Folio (36.5 x 27 cm). Title, 608, [2], with 27 plates with tissue guards, 11 of which are in colour, 221 tipped-in illustrations; as issued with gaps in pagination between pp. 167-177, 298-306 and 447-458, small marginal tears to a few leaves. Contemporary beige cloth, gilt double-eagle crest and gilt lettering to upper cover, white moire endpapers; darkened, one hinge slightly starting.


Венгеров, Библиохроника I-155 (the usual version in wrappers, bound in a private binding).

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