Russian Military 2020
RUSSIAN MILITARY spans 150 years of military action across the
Russian Empire. From battlegrounds in the Crimea and the Caucasus
to the Far East and Manchuria it is a testament to Russia’s desire to
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[CORONATION ALBUM]. BACKMANSON, Gugo.Альбом в память коронования Их Императорских Величеств в Москве в 1896 году. Его Императорское Величество Государь Император Николай Александрович в 10 формах полков, где Его Величество состоит шефом.
First edition, oblong folio (39 x 53 cm); title-page in Cyrillic, ten chromolithographs loose as issued with captions in Russian and French, in good condition; in the original publisher's red cloth portfolio, without the ties, silver gilt title in French to upper cover.£13,500
Landscape folio (40 x 54 cm); title-page with portrait of the artist and 24 lithographs mounted on thick paper, bound with a further 28 plates from a later work, some minor stains but overall very clean, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; contemporary red morocco gilt, with gilt lettering to upper cover, edges rubbed and corners bumped.£15,000
BOZHERYANOV, Ivan Nikolaevich; SOKOLOVSKIY, Mikhail Konstantinovich; DIMITRIEV-KAVKAVSKIY, Lev Evgrafovich (illus.); RUNDALTSEV, Mikhail Viktorovich (illustrator).Voina i nasha trofei.
Folio (37.6 x 28.5 cm); title, colour title, 72,  pp. 8 colour plates tipped-in on thicker board including two portraits, 7 black and white plates, some half-page, with many illustrations in text; one plate loose. Original publisher's cloth, double-headed eagle centrepiece to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt; rubbed at extremities, ends of spine chipped, some spotting to upper cover.£1,500
First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxii, 308; xii, 327, [i] pp., folding engraved map, 14 plates (3 hand-coloured aquatints) including a sheet of music, wood engraved illustrations in text, contemporary half calf gilt, morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, an excellent set.£1,250
First edition. Two parts in one volume large folio (61.8 x 44 cm). First part: 23 leaves numbered I-XXIX (3rd leaf = III, IV, 4th = V, VI, 7th = IX, X, XII (XI not used), 9th = XIV, XV, XVI, plate XXI i & XXI ii) being title, chromo-lithograph dedication and plates of medals, arms and regimental flags; Second part: 56 lithographs of costumes printed in colour by Godard and finished by hand; occasional marginal spotting; contemporary green half morocco, flat spine with compartments decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped.£37,500
Limited edition, no. 122 of 250 copies out of a total edition of 500; tall 8vo (27 x 18.5 cm); 87 pp., with 3 plates and tipped-in illustrations. Original wrappers.£1,250
First edition, 2 vols; folio; 2 tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignette, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. Publisher's half red sheep over red cloth; with the rare text volume, 4to. ,x, 112 pp., original cloth-backed boards (a little stained, endpapers very foxed), the folios preserved in modern cloth boxes, an excellent set.£17,500
MATSKEVICH, Nikolay Ivanovich.Гвардейский отряд почетного конвоя Его Величества в Турецкую войну 1877-1878 гг.
8vo (23.6 x 17 cm), XII incl. title, 288, 68 pp., 6 plates; spotting to pp.92-93. XX century brown cloth with original printed upper wrapper laid on upper cover.£1,250
Original drawing in ink on 4 sheets of paper joint together, mounted, framed and glazed. Dimensions of the panorama: 22 x 130 cm. Overall dimensions: 35.5 x 145 cm.
Four hand-coloured lithographs mounted with gilt border, with titles and captions in German (50 x 40 cm mounted).£500