Buxhoeveden Memoirs Published in Russia Topic: Books
The first Russian edition of The Life and Tragedy of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
The Russian publisher Grif, have published the first Russian edition of Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden's memoirs.
Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden (1883-1956) served as lady-in-waiting to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. Her three books were considered to give one of the best accounts of the Romanov family's life and final days. They were Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, published in 1928; Left Behind: Fourteen Months in Siberia During the Revolution, published in 1929; and Before the Storm, published in 1938.
Her memoirs were out of print for decades until the 1990s, when they were reissued by Gilbert's Books (the publishing division of Royal Russia).
The publisher will hold a book launch for the new Russian edition at the Russian Orthodox University in Moscow on February 4th.
Russian Publishing Firm Issues New Editions of Coronation Albums Topic: Books
The Russian publishing firm of Alfaret in St. Petersburg, have taken on the monumental task of issuing fascimile editions of the coronation albums of the Russian sovereigns.
A total of seven albums have been published of the following Romanov sovereigns: Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich (originally issued in 1856); the Empresses Anna Ivanovna, Elizabeth Petrovna; and the Emperors Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II.
The albums are exquisite collectors editions bound in leather with gilt lettering, complete with original text (Russian and French) and illustrations. Each album has been published as a limited edition with prices ranging from $5,000 - $15,0000 USD!
Please note that these books are not available for sale through Royal Russia's online bookshop.
ROYAL RUSSIA is pleased to announce that the second issue of our OFFICIAL magazine is now available.
This issue offers 8 full-length articles, many written by Russian historians and appear in English for the very first time. Plus, 3 photograph collections of the Russian Imperial family and their legacy enhance this issue.
Features include a full-colour cover highlighting the cover story: Tsar Alexander II and Tsarskoye Selo, large 8-1/2" x 11" format, 112 pages, over 135 black and white photographs, and more!
A new edition of Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo by Count Paul Benckendorff is now available from our online bookshop. The price is $20.00 CAD + shipping.
Count Paul Benckendorff served as the Grand Marshall of the Russian Imperial Court under Tsar Nicholas II. After the collapse of the monarchy, both he and his wife shared the captivity of the Russian Imperial family at Tsarskoe Selo.
His narrative provides a detailed eye-witness account of the last tsars’ abdication, transfer to Tsarskoe Selo, and daily life during his months there under house arrest.
Throughout, Benckendorff characterizes Emperor Nicholas II and his wife, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna as courageous, gracious, and poised despite their obvious concern over the safety of their family.
Originally published in 1927, this new edition of Count Benckendorff’s memoirs is the most comprehensive to date. New features include a preface, an expanded introduction about the author, as well as a collection of more than 40 photographs not found in the original. The text is unabridged and includes all of the appendixes from the original edition.
Nicholas II 1896 Coronation Album on the Block Topic: Books
With an ever-increasing selection of fine and decorative art, Gene Shapiro Auctions will hold its next auction of Russian and International Art on April 28 and 29, 2012.
The two-day auction event will feature 305 lots of paintings, books and works on paper on Saturday, April 28; and 333 lots of icons, works of art, bronzes, and porcelain on Sunday, April 29.
As always, Russian art forms the core of the auction, including a two-volume coronation album of Nicholas II, gloriously illustrated with plates from originals by Vasnetsov and Repin, among others, set alongside photographs of the royal family, and coronation memorabilia such as guest lists and menus ($30,000-40,000).
Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo by Count Paul Benckendorff Topic: Books
Gilbert's Books (the publishing division of Royal Russia) is pleased to announce that a new edition of Last Days at Tsarskoe Selo by Count Paul Benckendorff, is scheduled for release in August 2012.
Originally published in 1927, Benckendorff's fascinating and insightful memoirs provide an eye-witness account of the final days of Tsar Nicholas II and his family at Tsarskoe Selo before being exiled to Siberia.
His memoirs are a recollection of the stay of the Russian Imperial family at the Alexander Palace at Tsarskoe Selo from March 1st to August 1st 1917. Benckendorff, who was the Grand Marshall of the Imperial Court and shared the captivity of the Romanovs at Tsarskoe Selo, provides a detailed account of Nicholas II’s abdication, transfer to Tsarskoe Selo, and daily life during his six months there under house arrest. Throughout, Benckendorff characterizes Nicholas and Alexandra as courageous, gracious, and poised despite their obvious concern over the safety of their family.
This title has been out of print for several years. Our new edition will include the original text and appendix, and will also include a selection of photographs that were not published in the original 1927 edition.
Book collecting is a passion shared by many Romanovphiles. Old books in particular allow us a glimpse into life during the last years of Imperial Russia.
The Almanach de St-Petersbourg, Cour, monde et ville was published annually in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913-14. Each volume contained more than 400 pages.
The official part contains a list of persons, including members of the Russian Imperial family, including branches of the Oldenburg, Leuchtenberg, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, as well as members of the Imperial family living abroad.
Other lists include members of the State Council, officials of the State Chancellery, deputies of the State Duma, ministers and deputy ministers, members of the Senate, the Synod, as well as governors, mayors, provincial marshalls of the nobility, officers of the St. Petersburg City Council; list of Diplomatic Corps in the capital, including their wives and daughters. The Obituaries contain a list of people who died the previous year.
In the main section of the book are the addresses of those noted in the book (including members of the Russian Imperial family), details of their positions, relatives, wives and their maiden name, year of marriage, names and dates of birth, including sons and daughters. Listings in great detail of the noble families of Russia include the Princes Gagarin (15 families), Baron Korf (15 families) and Princes Golitsyn (30 families).
Also noted are the days and hours in which members of the nobility receive visitors, membership in aristocratic clubs of St. Petersburg (automotive, yachts, national and English clubs), plus their residential addresses during the summer months (including their estates in various Russian provinces, as well as abroad).
The publication includes other information, including table of ranks, titles and positions, etc.
Copies of the Almanach de St-Petersbourg are very rare. A copy of the 1913/14 edition recently sold for 4,000 Euros (more than $5,200 USD).
The OFFICIAL magazine of our ever popular web site offers 12 full-length articles, many written by Russian historians and appear in English for the very first time. Richly illustrated with photographs of the Russian Imperial family and their legacy.
Features include a full-colour cover highlighting the cover story: Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, The Canadian Years 1948-1960, large 8-1/2" x 11" format, 113 pages, over 100 black and white photographs, and more!