A rare and magnificent coronation album of Tsar Alexander II, Imperial Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 1856

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Entitled in Cyrillic Opisanie svyaschenneishago koronovaniya Ikh Imperatorskikh Velichestv gosudarya imperatora Alexandra Vtorogo i gosudaryni imperatritsy Marii Alexandrovny vseya Rossii [Description of the most sacred Coronation of Thier Imperial Majesties The Sovereign Emperor Alexander II and the Empress Maria Alexandrovna of All Russia]

170p, text printed in brown on thick paper, lithographed title printed in red and gilt, 18 full-page chromolithographs by various engravers after Zichy, Timm and others, 32 lithographed illustrations, two of these in colour; original green morocco, the cover gilt with a large block of the Imperial regalia, gilt edges
900 by 670mm