Opisanie Svyashchennago Koronovania Ikh Imperatorskikh Velichestv Gosudarya Imperatora Aleksandra Tretyago i Gosudaryni Imperatritsy Marii Feodorovny Vseya Rossii, 1883


[ALEXANDER III, Czar of Russia]. [Description of the Sacred Coronation of Their Imperial Majesties the Sovereign Emperor of All Russias Alexander III and the Sovereign Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1883] [St. Petersburg, 1883?]

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Large folio, 21 x 26in. (53.5 x 57.5cm.), original brown morocco, covers elaborately gilt with floral scrollwork borders, cartouche with gilt-lettered title over double-headed imperial eagle set with various coats-of-arms, gilt spine, gilt edges, silk endpages; edges, corners and spine rubbed, one plate, two vignettes and one text leaf damaged by adhesion of lithographic ink, some minor offsetting from plates, chromolithographic decorative title-page, 65-page, descriptive text, wood-engraved vignette illustrations, 26 fine full-page chromolithographic plates, 9 chromolithographic vignettes after Simakov, Makovsky, Sokolov, Savitsky, Karazin, Polenov, Kramskoi, Vereshchagin, Makarov, Bogdanov, Grigorev, Aleksandrovsky, Surikov, Vasnetsov, and Samokish, decorative initials in the text, text in black, blue and red

The Coronation album of Alexander III, printed for members of the imperial family and foreign dignitaries participating in the celebrations on May 15 1883, and illustrating the ceremonies and events in Moscow. Rare. Sold not subject to return.