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ASTRID, 1905-1936
by Antoinette Ramsay Herthelius

Using family photographs from the archives of the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Antoinette Ramsay-Herthelius and Ted Rosvall have compiled a fitting tribute to the 'beautiful, good-hearted, admired and beloved' Astrid, Princess of Sweden and later Queen of the Belgians, to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her death just three decades later was sudden and tragic, particularly for the three young children she left behind. Friends and admirers mourned her for years; she became an icon, a modern legend, and remains so to this day.

ITEM #4059
PUBLISHED: 2005
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


AXEL & MARGARETHA
... A Royal Couple
by Randi Buchwaldt & Ted Rosvall

A new book in the series; Swedish Princes and Princesses has been published; AXEL & MARGARETHA - A Royal Couple, by Randi Buchwaldt and Ted Rosvall. 96 pages, 145 illustrations, many never before published. Princess Margaretha (1899-1977) was the daughter of Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg and the sister of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway and of Queen Astrid of Belgium. Prince Axel (1888-1964) was the son of Prince Valdemar and Princess Marie d'Orléans. They were both very active in the Danish society, especially Prince Axel, who had many assignments within shipping, aviation and sports.

Randi Buchwaldt has inteviewed Prince Axel and Princess Margaretha's grandchildren as well as Princess Benedikte of Denmark and others that knew the princely couple. The result is a a very initiated double biography which also gives a bit of Scandinavian history and above all; glorious images from a time and an era long since gone ...

ITEM #4141
PUBLISHED: 2013
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, 145 Black & White Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BAYERISCHE RESIDENZEN
in historishen Photographien
by Gerhard Hojer and Elmar D. Schmid

This book is dedicated to the palaces and residences of the Bavarian royal family, featuring more than 140 vintage photographs, including interiors. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN!

ITEM #7328
PUBLISHED: 1983
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Slight tear on back cover, otherwise an EXCELLENT COPY
205 Pages, Richly illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BERNADOTTE
Their Political and Cultural Achievements
Translated by Paul Britten Austin

More than a dozen essays in various aspects of the political and cultural achievements of the Bernadotte's. The book was published to coincide with the 1991 exhibition at Lacko Castle in Sweden.

ITEM #7327
PUBLISHED: 1991
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
235 Pages, Richly illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BOURBON-ORLEANS
A Family Album
by Prince Michael of Greece

Prince Michael of Greece, son of Princess Françoise of Orléans, presents a wealth of hitherto unseen pictures of his ancestors, the Bourbon-Orléans. This album contains not only the immediate family in France, but also the associated families in Belgium, Württemberg, Denmark, Bulgaria, Spain and Brazil. The royal house of France has its roots in the 9th century, with different branches occupying the throne one after another: the Capetians, the Valois, the Valois-Angoulêmes, the Bourbons and the Orléans. The same dynasty ruled for nearly 1,000 years. The Orléans branch started with Louis XIV’s brother, Philippe of France, Duke of Orléans. Brilliant, talented, charming, unconventional, scandalous and daring, his descendants were lovers of art who were also noted for their political ambitions.

Over 200 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #4130
PUBLISHED: 2009
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Des Kaisers teure Kleider
by Wilfried Seipel, et. al

An exceptional exhibition catalogue which showcases the the uniforms and fashion at the Imperial Court in Vienna, including formal gowns and robes, Court uniforms and liveries from the early 18th Century to 1918. Richly illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs.

The exhibition was held at the Palais Harrach, Vienna from May to September, 2000, and the Reiss-Museum, Mannheim from October 2000 to January 2001. This is a rare collectible for any one with an interest in the Habsburgs. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN!

ITEM #7308
PUBLISHED: 2000
Large Oversized Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
279 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 95.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Die Letzte Griechin
Kaiserin Elizabeth auf Korfu
by Robert Holzchuh

A very personal, very private book about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, affectionately known as Sisi. A biography, a picture book, a travel guide, a history book, all rolled into one, about her travels to the island of Corfu in Greece where she had a luxurious villa built. This book includes some beautiful watercolours, plus black and white photographs of Sisi and her villa. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN.

ITEM #7285
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
168 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Die Verschollenen Tagebücher Franz Josephs
by Anna Maria Sigmund

The young Emperor Franz Joseph's diaries were believed to be lost. In fact, they survived, found in a hidden compartment of the imperial cabinet after the collapse of the monarchy. Saved in 1918 under adventurous circumstances at the last moment before destruction, the valuable find was incorporated into a private archive in which he - unknown and unpublished - survived the turmoil of the century. Anna Maria Sigmund has retrieved these historic diaries which provide insight into the life of the young Franz Joseph. She had published the most informative passages, which provide descriptions of the times, and accompanied by a wealth of photographs. The diary of the young Franz Joseph from 1843 contains fascinating stories about the private lives of the Austrian Imperial family, the education of the future monarch, the summer stays at Bad Ischl, the Bavarian relatives and educational trips through the Austro-Hungarian domains. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN!

ITEM #7306
PUBLISHED: 1999
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
216 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Dream King
Ludwig II of Bavaria
by Wilfred Blunt

Tall, handsome, romantic, with a pronounced taste for Schiller and Wagner, 'Mad' Ludwig II of Bavaria appeared in 1846 to his people like an 18th-century Lohengrin.

In June 1886, corpulent and toothless, he was declared insane by his ministers and imprisoned. Five days later the bodies of Ludwig and his warder were found floating in the shallow water of Lake Starnberg. Today he is remembered for some of Bavaria's most lucrative attractions--Wagner's operas (fruits of his Quixote patronage), the opera house at Bayreuth and a series of enchanted castles--the very things Ludwig was condemned for.

In this lavishly illustrated biography, Wilfred Blunt has skillfully portrayed the fantastic world of a strange and misunderstood king.

ITEM #7294
PUBLISHED: 1970
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD COPY
264 pages. Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


EDDY & HÉLENE
... an Impossible Match
by Prince Michael of Greece

If Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, ‘Eddy’ to his family and friends, had lived to become king, Britain might have had a Roman Catholic queen. He certainly hoped it would. Biographers have dismissed Eddy’s love for Princess Hélène of Orléans as a thing of no consequence, the passing whim of an ineffectual prince who did the monarchy a favour by dying. But the recent discovery of a cache of original documents relating to their romance casts a new light on the affair, showing just how much the relationship meant to the couple themselves, and the lengths to which their families went in searching for a settlement that would allow them to marry. Ultimately, the religious obstacles proved too great, to the lasting sorrow of all concerned. Echoes of the affair lingered for many years, as this collection shows, though Eddy did not long survive the end of his hopes.

He lived long enough to contract a ‘suitable’ engagement to a childhood friend before dying of infl uenza in the winter of 1891-1892, and his reputation almost died with him. So little evidence was known until now of the man he was – the man Hélène and those close to him knew – that later generations created their own myth to fi ll the blank. But the newly-discovered material in this book includes the letters Eddy sent to Hélène, which open a unique window into the character of a muchmaligned prince, and suggest that his whole biography may need to be rewritten ...

ITEM #4140
PUBLISHED: 2013
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Ein Herzogtum und Viele Kronen
Coburg in Bayern und Europa
Exhibition Catalogue

A very large, heavy catalogue of the exhibition, 'A Duchy and Many Crowns, Coburg in Bavaria and Europe' held in 1997. Richly illustrated throughout with more than 350 photographs and illustrations. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN.

ITEM #7287
PUBLISHED: 1997
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
552 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 95.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Erin's Blood: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties of Ireland
by Peter Berresford Ellis

Is your family name O'Callahan? O'Carroll? O'Donoghue? O'Donovan? O'Long? MacGillycuddy? O'Brien? O'Grady? O'Connor? O'Kelly? MacDermot? O'Rourke? O'Neill? O'Dogherty? O'Donel? MacMorrow? Maguire? McCarthy? Is it any variation on these? If so, you are probably related to one of the great Gaelic noble dynasties of Ireland, dynastic clans that ruled that country until Henry VIII ended their reign and forced their obedience to the English crown. In another fascinating book from Peter Berresford Ellis, the history of Ireland is traced through the genealogy of its noble families from ancient times to the present day. While writing Erin's Blood Royal, Ellis had the cooperation of the heads of the nineteen dynasties, families that are given a "courtesy recognition" and play a highly influential role in Irish cultural life. This invitation to Ellis from the families, however, also has allowed him to look at the notorious flip side of the story - pretenders to Irish royal position. When this book was first published in the United Kindom, the scandalous "MacCarthy Mr Affair" erupted, exposing a false Irish royal in the process. Ellis chronicles the scandal and its aftermath, giving readers an interesting contemporary viewpoint on the importance of this royal rank and what some will do to achieve it. In Erin's Blood Royal, Peter Berresford Ellis charts the struggles an victories of one of the most ancient aristocracies in Europe, looks at their present day relevance and provides a fascinating guide for anyone interested in the history of Ireland, its ruling families and the lost world of Celtic royalty.

ITEM #7201
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
340 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 15.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FRANZ XAVER WINTERHALTER
& THE COURTS OF EUROPE 1830-70
by Richard Ormond & Carol Blackett-Ord

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-73) was the outstanding court portraitest of mid-nineteenth century Europe. For Queen Victoria alone he painted over 120 works, and he was also portrait painter to the French court, first to Louis-Philippe, and later to Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenie. Over his long career Winterhalter painted a dazzlying array of the crowned heads of Europe, and the most beautiful women of the day, many of them dressed in the spectacular silk and tulle confections of the Parisian couturier, Worth.

This is the first comprehensive survey of Winterhalter's work, originally published for the major exhibition showing at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in 1987, and the Petit Palais, Paris, in 1988. The catalogue presents a fully documented account of Winterhalter's life and provides a timely reassessment of his contribution to portraiture. All the exhibited works are illustrated in colour.

Illustrated with 246 photographs including 91 in Colour

ITEM #7320
PUBLISHED: 1992
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT COPY!
303 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 150.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Frederick III
Germany's Liberal Emperor
by Patricia Kollander

Many German historians regard Emperor Frederick III (1831-1888) as a liberal sovereign who could have saved German history from its tragic course. Recent historians, however, have challenged the long-held view that liberalism's failure in 19th century Germany presaged Hitler's triumph, claiming that earlier scholars have overlooked liberalism's positive contributions to German history. This book reassesses Frederick III's contribution to the liberal movement. Using documents recently made available from the Hessische Hausstiftung, the author considers the question of whether Frederick abetted the liberal movement's successes or was part of its tragic history.

As crown prince, Frederick maintained ties with prominent liberals and rejected Otto von Bismarck's conservative domestic and foreign policies. His liberal impulses were strengthened by his marriage to the Queen of England's daughter, Princess Victoria. But when Frederick came to the throne in 1888, he died after only 99 days. Many historians consider his untimely death the swan song of German liberalism. Kollander finds that the documents show Frederick to be a constitutional liberal who fought to preserve the constitution-the basis of liberal political power-from subversion by the conservatives. However, he only condoned liberal reform on the basis of the constitutional status quo, rejecting his wife's wish to see British political institutions adopted in Germany. Although Frederick contributed to the survival of liberalism as a political force, the author concludes, the extent of his liberal views have been exaggerated by many historians.

ITEM #7234
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
215 Pages,
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Frederick the Great
The Magnificent Enigma
by Robert B. Asprey

A cradle-to-the-grave of one of the most intriguing rulers in history, King Frederick the Great who raised the small kingdom of Prussia to major power status in the turbulent military and political struggles of the 18th century. A cruel childhood forced him to lie, deceive and cheat in order to enjoy, if only for brief periods, the life of an intellectual. Once on the throne he spent many years of often brilliant field command of his army in seemingly endless campaigns. He remained an intellectual, however, an essayist, historian, poet, flautist, consorting when possible with the French writer Voltaire.

ITEM #7310
PUBLISHED: 1986
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
715 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Golden Book of Royalty
Relatively Speaking
by Robert Golden

Since 1827, the Court Circular--the formal list recording the official engagements carried out by members of the Royal Family--has been published in The Times and in the Daily Telegraph. During the reign of Queen Victoria it also recorded snippets of her private life, faithfully documenting the visits of her many descendants, both British and foreign. The Queen often drafted the wording herself in order to give prominence to events which she felt should enjoy a wide circulation. She would also use its columns to promote her own views, and phrases such as ‘my pleasure’ or ‘great regret’ frequently describe her reaction to events of the day.

Up until the death of King George V in 1936 the private comings and goings of the monarch’s family were given equal importance alongside the official, often mundane, duties. It was with great regularity that one could read during the 1920s and ‘30s entries such as ‘Princess Victoria, the Duke of Connaught, Lady Patricia Ramsey, Princess Helena Victoria, Princess Marie Louise and the Marquess and Marchioness of Cambridge visited Their Majesties today and remained to luncheon [or tea]’. The recording of these family gatherings gives one an insight into the closeness of the monarch and the extended family, providing invaluable material for historians and social chroniclers.

Many of the people who appear in the pages of this book have featured from time to time in the Court Circular. One would probably not be able to make such a claim when recording later periods of royal life. Unique pictures of the Connaughts, the Mountbattens, the Athlones, the Cambridges and the FitzGeorges as well as the Hesses, the Hohenlohe-Langenburgs, the Prussians and the Coburgs. Many “bejewelled and begowned” portraits as well as more informal ones. Informed and entertaining captions.

Over 150 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #4133
PUBLISHED: 2002
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE GRAND DUKES OF OLDENBURG
by David McIntosh

A former German state largely situated in the northwest of the present-day Federal Republic, the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was for hundreds of years inextricably linked with the Grand Duchal House, which is first documented at the beginning of the 11th century. The history, genealogy and iconography of the Grand Duchy and its ruling family were connected to the dynasties of almost every country in Europe, including Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, Austria, Bavaria, Wurttemberg and Mecklenburg. David McIntosh presents a fascinating illustrated history of this ancient and illustrious family.

ITEM #4068
PUBLISHED: 2007
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
88 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


IMPERIAL REQUIEM:
Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires
by Justin C. Vovk

Augusta Victoria of Germany, Mary of Great Britain, Alexandra of Russia, and Zita of Austria-Hungary were four women who were born to rule. In Imperial Requiem, Justin C. Vovk narrates the epic story of four women who were married to the reigning monarchs of Europe's last empires during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Using a diverse array of primary and secondary sources, letters, diary entries, and interviews with descendants, Vovk provides an in-depth look into the lives of four extraordinary women who stayed faithfully at their husbands' sides throughout the cataclysm of the First World War and the tumultuous years that followed. At the centers of these four great monarchies were Augusta Victoria, Germany's revered empress whose unwavering commitment to her bombastic husband made her a national icon; Mary, whose Cinderella story and immense personal strength made her the soul of the British monarchy through some of its greatest crises; Alexandra, the ill-fated tsarina who helped topple the Russian monarchy through her ineffective rule; and Zita, the resolute empress of Austria whose story of loss and exile captivated the world's attention for seven decades.

Imperial Requiem shares the fascinating story of four princesses who married for love, graced imperial thrones, and watched as their beloved worlds were torn apart by war, revolution, heartache, and loss.

ITEM #4136
PUBLISHED: 2012
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
640 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


INGRID: 1910 - 2000
by Randi Buchwaldt and Ted Rosvall

A new royal album dedicated to Denmark's beloved Queen Ingrid, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday on March 28th 2010. A Princess of Sweden by birth and a descendant of Queen Victoria, she married the future King Frederik IX in 1953. This album has been put together with the help of her daughters, Queen Margarethe II and Princess Benedicte of Denmark with uniqie illustrations from their private albums.

Over 200 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #4132
PUBLISHED: 2010
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
104 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


King of the Mountains
Ludwig II and the Bavarian Alps
by Marianne Menzel and Photos by Gregor Schmid

Gregor Schmid has succeeded in producing rare images which present the "royal Bavarian" landscape in a new, sensitive and accordingly beautiful light. Accompanied by contemporary texts from the 19th century, this volume of photographs is a veritable treasure chest for all admirers of the history and landscape of Bavaria.

ITEM #7321
PUBLISHED: 1990
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
122 Pages, Richly illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Land of Ludwig II
The Royal Castles and Residences in Upper Bavaria and Swabia
by Peter O. Kruckmann

A photo guide to Ludwig II's legacy has been compiled together with the Bavarian Administration of State Castles and Palaces, one of the largest authorities for heritage sites in Germany, depicting the most beautiful places of interest in the lower Alpine region between Kempten and Konigsee, in stunning colour photographs. The information and interesting text relates the tale of King Ludwig II's dreams, some of which became reality and others that were to remain unfulfilled. Includes detailed maps and general information about the individual properties on the inside flaps.

ITEM #7324
PUBLISHED: 2000
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
64 Pages, Richly illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Love and the Princesses
The Strange Lives of Mad King George III and his Daughters
by Lucille Iremonger

A biography of King George III and his six daughters written with wit and liveliness. It is as exciting as a novel of detection and is salted with a delightful sense of humour.

ITEM #7316
PUBLISHED: 1958
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: USED, with minor wear, otherwise a VERY GOOD COPY
296 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 20.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Marie 1865-1909: A French Princess in Denmark
by Inger-Lise Klausen and Ted Rosvall

An unusual Princess, Marie of Orléans married into the Danish Royal Family and became the sister-in-law of Europe. Her husband, Prince Valdemar, was the brother of Queen Alexandra of England, Empress Maria Feodorovna (Dagmar) of Russia, King Frederik VIII of Denmark, King Georg I of Greece and of Thyra, would-be Queen of Hanover. Unique pictures of an almost forgotten Princess and an interesting text, which involves a lot of Danish, European and Asian history. The short life of a gift, impulsive and independent Princess.

ITEM #7179
PUBLISHED:2012
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
144 Pages, 140 B&W Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MARIE OF ROMANIA:
IMAGES OF A QUEEN
by Diana Mandache

This book is the first pictorial chronicle of the former Princess Marie of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Tsar Alexander II, illustrating the life, times and legacy of this flamboyant Balkan monarch of English and Russian extraction. It presents a vivid insight into European royal circles and the momentous events of the Tate Victorian era and the inter-war period. Queen Marie of Romania is famous not only for her glamorous lifestyle and literary pursuits but also for her charitable work on the frontline during the First World War and the unofficial diplomatic representation of her country at the post-war peace conference. She was a highly-qualified witness of a period of great historical upheavals and transformations, and this record in fascinating images is a fitting tribute to her memory.

Over 200 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #4117
PUBLISHED: 2007
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Memoirs of the Crown Prince of Germany
Wilhelm, German Crown Prince

The German Prince recalls his childhood in Potsdam and Berlin, his marriage and family, the turmoil of World War I, and his exile in Holland. Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Augustus Ernst Hohenzollern of Prussia (1882-1951) was the son of William II. In World War I he commanded (1914) an army on the Western Front and was nominal commander in the German attack (1916) on Verdun. He fled to Holland in November, 1918, and renounced his rights to the throne, but he returned (1923) to Germany with the permission of the Weimar government.

ITEM #7343
PUBLISHED: 1922
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Loose binding, otherwise a GOOD COPY
375 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Monarch Dines
by Theodor Hierneis

The memories of Theodor Hierneis, one-time cook at the Court of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Hierneis was one of the four servants who searched the Starnbergersee in the neighbourhood of Schloss Berg for the King's body, and who dragged his lifeless corpse into a rowing boat. He was 18 years old, and the memory of that wet and sombre Whit Sunday evening was never to leave him.

ITEM #7317
PUBLISHED: 1954
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: A VERY GOOD COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 10.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Potsdam
Palaces and Gardens of the Hohenzollern
by Gert Streidt and Klaus Frahm

A very large, heavy coffee table book that surveys the Romantic Classicist architecture, urbanism and garden landscaping of this royal seat of Brandenburg princes, Prussian Kings and German emperors. Includes Sansouci, Charlottenhof, Cecilienhof, and the Marble Palace, among others. Genealogical Table of the Prussian Royal House, Chronological Table, extensively illustrated with colour photographs. NOTE: Text is in English / German / French.

ITEM #7288
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
552 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English / German / French
PRICE: 125.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Princes Under the Volcano
by Raleigh Trevelyan

The 'Princes' of the title are Anglo-Saxon merchant princes in Sicily who arrived at the time of Nelson when it was virtually a British colony, and who rose to heights of luxury and esteem on a par with the Lampedusas (who also feature in the book). This incomparably beautiful island has its famous volcano, but was subject to eruptions from revolutions, earthquakes, cholera epidemics, bandits and the Mafia. Based on unpublished letters, diaries and papers, many of great historical interest, the story begins with the discovery of Marsala wine by Benjamin Ingham, an irascible tycoon from Leeds who wielded immense power and made huge profits out of interests in America (including land in Manhattan). The next stage moves on to the the period of the Belle Epoque when Palermo was at its most fashionable and ambitious hostess, Tina Whitaker, married to Ingham's great-nephew. She knew Wagner, Mussolini, the Kaiser and Edward VII, Empress Eugenie and Queen Mary. Attracted by homosexual company, she unwittingly found herself in a circle involved in the Irish Crown Jewels scandal.

ITEM #7293
PUBLISHED: 1973
Large Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
531 pages. Illustrated
Language: English/German/French
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Rebel Prince
Memoirs of Prince Louis Ferdinand
of Prussia

An unpretentious autobiography by the titular head of the Hohenzollerns. Prince Louis Ferdinand (1907-1994), a member of the Hohenzollern family, was the pretender to the abolished German monarchy, a staunch opponent of the Nazi Party in Germany, a business man with a keen interest in aviation and engineering, and a patron of the arts. Introduction by Louis P. Lochner.

ITEM #7337
PUBLISHED: 1952
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Chipped dustjacket, otherwise a VERY GOOD COPY
356 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RELATIVELY ROYAL
A Personal View
by Robert Golden

The extended Royal Family of the 20th century owes its origin to Queen Victoria who declared that the children of her daughters, those of her granddaughter, Victoria, and the children and grandchildren of her cousin, Princess Mary Adelaide, would be members of the “Official” Royal Family. In 1917 King George V decided that all those of his family holding foreign styles and titles were to adopt British ones. There emerged two branches of Mountbatten (Battenberg): the Carisbrookes and the Milford Havens. The Tecks became Cambridges and Athlones while the two daughters of Princess Helena simply dropped the territorial designation of Schleswig-Holstein, becoming princesses of “nowhere”. There are also collateral branches, e.g. the Fifes, the Connaughts and the Harewoods, that may be considered members of the extended Royal Family.

The junior members of the Royal Family are not nowadays experienced to carry out official engagements or take on patronages. This was not always so as many photographs will show. The lesser known Royals took an active role supporting charities and numerous good causes. They put in many hours of unpaid work, which often went unrecognized by the public and they were always on parade at official and family occasions; The Birthday Parade, Garden Parties, State Visits, Ascot, The Derby and events too numerous to mention, where they added a colourful, dignified and sometimes eccentric presence. The photographs in this collection aim at capturing the spirit of those days, and breathe some life into these now almost forgotten figures.

ITEM #4015
PUBLISHED: 2000
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Road to Mayerling
Life and Death of Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria
by Richard Barkeley

This superbly factual account of the life and death of Austria's Prince Rudolph reads like a fast-paced thriller. The colorful and controversial Prince--the last and most talented of the Hapsburg line--was discovered dead on January 30, 1889, in the royal hunting lodge at Mayerling. Beside him, also dead, lay his mistress, the beautiful young Baroness Mary Vetsera. What happened that day remains a mystery that has evoked endless speculation and countless dramatic re-creations--none more engrossing and entertaining than Barkeley's vivid telling.

ITEM #7340
PUBLISHED: 1958
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD COPY
293 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROYAL CABINET PORTRAITS OF THE VICTORIAN ERA
by David William Cripps

A fascinating collection of rare photographs of members of the royal houses of Europe, most of whom knew Queen Victoria as 'Grandmama'. This unique compilation focuses on the royal families of the children and grandchildren of Queen Victoria and covers the period between 1863 and 1906.

This handsome volume also includes the last two generations of Romanovs. Many of the photographs in this book are from private collections and are published here for the first time. A must for the royal collector!

ITEM #4027
PUBLISHED: 2003
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Royal Style
Five Centuries of Influence and Fashion
by Stephen Calloway and Stephen Jones

A sumptuously illustrated study of art collecting and conspicuous display in the royal houses of Europe. Contents cover 30 European sovereigns, including Catherine the Great, Napoleon I, Ludwig II, Nicholas II and Alexandra, Marie of Romania, Queen Mary, and 24 other kings and queens.

ITEM #7329
PUBLISHED: 1991
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Excellent COPY
208 Pages, Richly illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Royal Web
The Story of Princess Victoria and Frederick of Prussia
by Ladislas Farago and Andrew Sinclair

Written in the tradition of Nicholas and Alexandra, is a tragic and compelling portrait of "Vicky" and "Fritz" that reveals for the first time the extraordinary impact their lives had on the formation of modern Europe.

ITEM #7258
PUBLISHED: 1982
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: USED, EXCELLENT COPY
350 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROYALTY AFTER THE WARS
by William Mead Lalor

The period immediately after World War II was the nadir of European monarchy and the decades that followed brought many changes. The third volume in the series by William Mead Lalor offers yet another unique collection of rare photos of European royalty from 1945 to 1970. The photos in this book come from the author’s own collection and include the Scandinavian royals, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, the Comte de Paris, the House of Savoy, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, King Simeon of Bulgaria, King Constantin of Greece, Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia.

The photos of the Romanian royals come from the collection of John Wimbles. Many formal and informal photos including royal wedding groups with complete identifications. Many other royal families are also represented in this beautiful album.

Over 200 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #4018
PUBLISHED: 1999
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROYALTY BETWEEN THE WARS
by William Mead Lalor

A unique collection of photographs of European Royalty from the 1920s and 1930s. The author has tried to provide a pictorial record of a brief but important era in the history of monarchy. He has attempted to show a cross-section of royalty, the famous as well as the obscure, the reigning as well as the non-reigning. He also describes the complicated relationships that were shaken by the War but never completely shattered.

The photos in this book come from the author’s own collection and include the House of Savoy, Empress Zita of Austria and her family, King Olav of Norway, Grand Duke Kirill of Russia, the Coronation of King Ferdinand & Queen Marie of Roumania, the Orleans family, the Bulgarian royals and numerous German royal houses. Each of the royal houses of Europe appear to be represented in this beautiful album.

ITEM #4017
PUBLISHED: 2003
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUDOLPH
Ein Leben im Schatten von Mayerling
Exhibition Catalogue

This is the catalogue from an exhibition based on the life of Crown Prince Rudolph that took place from March 1989 to March 1990 at the Hermesvilla in Vienna. The book contains numerous scholarly studies of various aspects of the Crown Prince's life and character, and richly illustrated throughout with photographs and rare illustrations in both colour and black and white. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN!

ITEM #7334
PUBLISHED: 1989
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
401 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Sachsens letzter Konig
Friedrich August III
by Walter Fellman

Friedrich August III (1865-1932) was the last King of Saxony (1904–1918) and a member of the House of Wettin. Born in Dresden, Frederick Augustus was the first son of King George and his wife. Maria Anna of Portugal. Frederick Augustus served in the Royal Saxon Army before becoming king, and later was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall. Though well-loved by his subjects, he voluntarily abdicated as king on 13 November 1918, after the defeat of the German Empire in World War I. He died in Sibyllenort (now Szczodre) in Lower Silesia and was buried in Dresden. NOTE: TEXT IS IN GERMAN.

ITEM #7266
PUBLISHED: 1992
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
264 Pages, Illustrated
Language: German
PRICE: 15.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Soldier Kings
The House of Hohenzollern
by Walter Henry Nelson

This is an excellent one volume history of the House of Hohenzollern. It describes how a house of "Warrior Kings" in the 1700's degraded to a house of "want-to-be warriors" by the time of the First World War. Characterizes the Hohenzollerns as eccentric, autocratic, and ambitious, with the worst examples ranging from petty tyrants to weaklings and the best exhibiting brilliance, vision, and tolerance. It is well written and an enjoyable read - for a first class history of the House of Hohenzollern what more could you ask for.

ITEM #7231
PUBLISHED: 1970
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: DJ worn, VERY GOOD COPY
506 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


There Are Still Kings
The Ten Royal Families of Europe
by Laure Boulay and Francoise Jaudel

Based on intensive research, journalists Laure Boulay and Francoise Jaudel offer a highly entertaining, informative account of the past history and present lives of the reigning families of Great Britain, Monaco, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein.

Factual, gossipy, anecdotal, and often irreverent, this book is an absorbing portrait of the real people behind the public image of glamour, opulence, and enormous wealth. From glittering, bejeweled ceremonials to cozy evenings at home, from holidays at country villas to hard work and official responsibilities, from illustrious ancestors to the children who will one day inherit the crowns, There Are Still Kings is an intimate, penetrating behind-the-palace-gates look at royalty in todays fast-changing world.

ITEM #7239
PUBLISHED: 1984
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
277 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


VICKY
Princess Royal of England & German Empress
by Daphne Bennett

Includes beautiful colour frontispiece, illustrated with black and white photos!

This sympathetic biography of the Princess Royal was written more than forty years ago. It is masterful, warm and intimate, a balanced and interesting account of the ordeals of the Princess Royal who was sent by her parents Queen Victoria and Prince Albert into the lion's den of the Prussian court when she married Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm. A seventeen year old bride, Vicky had to cope with hostile in-laws, living quarters so decrepit the tapestries were rotting on the walls and the carpets eaten by mice, with court intrigues and jealousies.

In a life filled with tragedy and buffeted by circumstances over which she had no control, Vicky has almost been buried by the bulldozer of history. History remembers her son, Kaiser II, and her famous royal parents and her antagonist Bismarck, while Vicky has been plowed under. But this courageous woman is coming into her own as a person whose high ideals and total integrity personify all that is good about the human spirit. In the end she triumphs, because she never gives in or gives up. The death of her beloved husband, Fritz, who ruled as Friedrich III for only three months before dying of throat cancer, renders Vicky persona non grata in the Prussian court as Kaiser Wilhelm II seeks to expunge the memory of his own father and makes every effort to push his mother into oblivion. Her memory is almost extinguished as World War I rages, a conflict which luckily she never lived to see or the role her own son played in it.

After all these years, Vicky is coming into her own and people are looking at her and re-valuating her as an island of integrity in the midst of chaos, a woman who believed in freedom and justice and equality. Little Vicky, five feet two or so, a dynamo in a small package, and with a will of iron, will not be forgotten because of the likes of this fine book. A great read, and highly recommended.

ITEM #7336
PUBLISHED: 1971
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Dustjacket chipped, otherwise an EXCELLENT COPY
430 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


William II: My Ancestors
Translated by W.W. Zambra

Written in 1929, while in exile at Doorn, the ex-Emperor writes about his ancestors from the Elector Frederick II to the Emperor Frederick III.

ITEM #7335
PUBLISHED: 1929
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Minor wear to corners, otherwise a VERY GOOD COPY
285 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 20.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Wilhelm II
Volume Two - Emperor and Exile, 1900-1941
by Lamar Cecil

Wilhelm II (1859-1941), King of Prussia and German Emperor from 1888 to 1918, reigned during a period of unprecedented economic, cultural, and intellectual achievement in Germany. This volume completes Lamar Cecil's prize-winning scholarly biography of the Kaiser, one of modern history's most powerful—and most misunderstood—rulers.

As Cecil shows, Wilhelm's private life reflects a deeply troubled and very superficial man. But the book's larger focus is on Wilhelm as a head of state. Cecil traces the events of the years leading up to World War I, a period that offers ample evidence of the Kaiser's inept conduct of foreign affairs, especially relations with England. Once war broke out, his generals and statesmen kept him on the sidelines. He was dethroned on November 9, 1918, when a socialist republic was established in Berlin, and he fled in exile to Holland, where he resided for the remaining twenty-three years of his life, working energetically, but to no avail, for his restoration to the throne.

ITEM #7309
PUBLISHED: 1996
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
503 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


British Commemoratives
Royalty, Politics, War and Sport
by Lincoln Hamilton

This book aims to provide a comprehensive study of British memorabilia covering 14 reigns, from Charles II to Queen Elizabeth II. "British Commemoratives" covers all aspects of the commemorative field, including royalty, politics, war and sport and the memorabilia includes, as well as commemorative pottery and porcelain, biscuit and chocolate tins, glass, newspapers and journals and even beer bottles. Colour illustrations and black and white photographs help the collector to identify the items described, some of which are extremely rare while others are popular souvenirs which can be found easily to start a collection. The final chapter contains helpful hints and advice for collectors of commemoratives.

***Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour and black & white photographs!

ITEM #7281
PUBLISHED: 1995
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
326 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 75.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


DAUGHTER OF EMPIRE:
Life as a Mountbatten
by Pamela Hicks

A magical memoir about childhood in India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten; a glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth century's leading figures.

Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the Twenties into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley, she was bought up by nannies and governesses as she was often parted from her parents as they dutifully carried out their public roles. A solitary child, she learned to occupy her days lost in a book, riding or playing with the family's animals (which included at different times a honey bear, chameleons, a bush baby, two wallabies, a lion, a mongoose and a coati mundi). Her parents' vast social circle included royalty, film stars, senior service officers, politicians and celebrities. Noel Coward invited Pamela to watch him filming; Douglas Fairbanks Jr. dropped in for tea and Churchill would call for 'a word with Dickie'.

After the war, Pamela truly came of age in India, while her parents were the Last Viceroy and Vicereine. This introduction to the country would start a life-long love affair with the people and the place.

ITEM #4137
PUBLISHED: 2012
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
272 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Edward VII
by George Plumptre

Most people have a preconceived image of Edward VII: a short, stocky man with a distinctive beard, more noted for his lascivious disposition and passion for sports than diplomatic gestures. Like most caricatures, the picture bears an element of truth. This biography of Edward VII however, sets out to show that he was a more successful king than he was given credit for. It seeks to go beyond the myth to present a picture of Edward as both monarch and family man. The book covers his years as Prince of Wales, the strictly regimented upbringing, the death of Prince Albert and the scandals resulting from his private affairs. This leads on to coverage of his years as king. While the book looks at aspects of Edward VII's constitutional life as king, it is primarily a study of the man whose personal impact on society was of paramount importance in the establishing of an era. His marriage to the highly influential Alexandra is also re-examined as a partnership of enduring affection which withstood all his womanizing and also challenged accepted ideas of child-raising. The golden age of the country-house party, sporting celebrations and diplomatic pursuits are captured in early photographs.

ITEM #7339
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
288 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 20.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Edward & Alexandra
Their Private & Public Lives
by Richard Hough

Hough, a British historian who has written previously about the Royals ( Born Royal: The Lives and Loves of the Young Windsors ), delivers an interesting dual biography of Queen Victoria's eldest son, Edward VII (1841-1910), and his wife, Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925). Married to Edward when she was 19, "Alix" possessed an optimistic disposition which gave her the resilience to lead a happy domestic life with her six children despite a dictatorial mother-in-law and a philandering husband. In addition, in her late 20s rheumatic fever left her profoundly deaf. Edward, who was prevented by Queen Victoria from having any role in government, spent his life in pursuit of pleasure until he became king when he was 59. Although Hough does not contribute new insights into his subjects' private lives, his analysis of King Edward's political achievements is well-researched and informative.

ITEM #7341
PUBLISHED: 1992
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
369 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 20.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Edward VII's Children
by John Van Der Kiste

King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra had six children. Of the five who reached maturity, only one, the future King George V, has received much attention from biographers. The eldest son, Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, a backward youth and a subject of scandal, died before he was thirty. The three princesses, Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife, the lifelong spinster Victoria, and Maud, Queen of Norway, were never well-known to the British public during their lifetime. In this detailed and fascinating account, John Van der Kiste has drawn upon previously unpublished correspondence from the Royal Archives, Windsor, to reveal for the first time the part this hitherto neglected group of characters played in supporting the royal family and crown during a period of transition from the Victorian age to the uncertain twentieth century.

ITEM #7313
PUBLISHED: 1989
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT CONDITION!
197 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


H.R.H. The Duchess of York
by Lady Cynthia Asquith

An early (1928) intimate and authentic life story of H.R.H. The Duchess of York (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002), the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II). It includes many details hitherto unpublished, told with the personal approval of Her Royal Highness.

**Includes a beautiful frontispiece, colour portrait by Lazlo.

ITEM #7271
PUBLISHED: 1928
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Spine rubbed, otherwise an EXCELLENT COPY
228 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Letters of The Princess Charlotte
1811-1817
Edited by Professor Arthur Aspinall

Includes 40 full page illustrations, and fold out genealogical chart!

These letters of Princess Charlotte, only daughter of George IV, are of absorbing interest, despite the fact that so much has been written about her and her royal mother and father. So far, though, nothing that has been published could possibly reveal her character, her touching love affairs and her life, as does this frank correspondence, in the main part addressed to her great friend Miss Mercer Elphinstone.

Princess Charlotte of Wales (Charlotte Augusta; 7 January 1796 – 6 November 1817) was the only child of George, Prince of Wales (later to become King George IV) and Caroline of Brunswick. Had she outlived her father and her grandfather, King George III, she would have become Queen of the United Kingdom, but she died following childbirth at the age of 21.

Charlotte's parents disliked each other from before their pre-arranged marriage and soon separated. Prince George left most of Charlotte's care to governesses and servants, but only allowed her limited contact with Princess Caroline, who eventually left the country. As Charlotte grew to adulthood, her father pressured her to marry William, Hereditary Prince of Orange (later King of the Netherlands), but after initially accepting him, Charlotte soon broke off the match. This resulted in an extended contest of wills between her and her father, and finally the Prince of Wales permitted her to marry Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (later King of the Belgians). After a year and a half of happy marriage, Charlotte died after giving birth to a stillborn son.

Charlotte's death set off tremendous mourning among the British, who had seen her as a sign of hope and a contrast both to her unpopular father and to her grandfather, whom they deemed mad. As she had been King George III's only legitimate grandchild, there was considerable pressure on the King's unwed sons to marry. King George III's fourth son, Edward, Duke of Kent, fathered the eventual heir, Queen Victoria.

ITEM #7280
PUBLISHED: 1949 - First UK Edition
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: USED, but a VERY GOOD COPY
254 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 75.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Prince Philip
A Family Portrait
by Alexandra, Queen of Yugoslavia

This is a Queen's story of her first cousin--a family portrait of the handsome, dashing Prince Philip of Great Britain, Duke of Edinburgh, the Consort of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia writes from the experiences they shared while growing up together, and from the intimate knowledge of other royal relatives. The result is a delightful biography and a personal memoir.

ITEM #7245
PUBLISHED: 1960
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD Copy
256 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Queen Mother
by Helene McGowan

A large over-sized book of photographs of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900-2002). Richly illustrated with nearly photographs in both colour and black and white.

ITEM #7016
PUBLISHED:1997
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
112 Pages, 86 Colour and 69 B&W Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 10.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Royal Palaces
by Philip Howard

Over the centuries English Kings have built palaces for varying purposes and under vastly different conditions. Royal Palaces examines these palaces, past, present, and shows how they reveal a great deal about their occupants and about the societies over which the kings ruled. Chapters include: Tower of London, Palace of Westminster, Windsor Castle, Woodstock, Richmond and Greenwich, Whitehall, Hampton Court, St. James Palace, Holyroodhouse, Nonsuch, Kensington, Buckingham Palace, Brighton Pavilion, Osborne and Balmoral, and the New Palace.

ITEM #7315
PUBLISHED: 1970
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Former owners signature written on title page, otherwise an EXCELLENT COPY
276 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 15.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Royal Palaces
Buckingham Palace
A Royal Collection Book

A full-colour souvenir book on the residence of the British monarch. Written in co-operation with the Royal Collection, it describes how the Palace developed from its early days as the home of the Duke of Buckingham, to the garden residence of the Hanoverian kings, to its present position as the official home of the Queen and her family. The book describes in detail how the treasures in the palace were collected and acquired by the kings and queens over the century and gives background on the craftsmen and artists whose works and paintings adorn the palace. It tells the story of the architects and builders who have worked on the palace to make it what we see now, and the attempts by the monarchs to control the costs, and of the development of the gardens by a series of queens.

***Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs!

ITEM #7282
PUBLISHED: 1995
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
144 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Royal Palaces
Windsor Castle
A Royal Collection Book

A detailed study of Windsor Castle, describing how the castle was built over the centuries. The book pays particular attention to the monarchs who created or recreated parts of the castle and how they acquired some of its treasures, paintings and furniture.

***Lavishly illustrated throughout with colour photographs!

ITEM #7283
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY in MINT CONDITION!
144 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Royal Residences of Great Britain
by Neville Williams

This well-illustrated book presents 25 palaces, castles and country houses in England and Scotland which have been the homes of British Kings and Queens. The book is based on much original research and takes advantage of the discovery of important documents. Within its pages buildings and even ruins come to life.

ITEM #7260
PUBLISHED: 1960 (First UK Edition)
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: USED, VERY GOOD COPY
282 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 20.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Victorian's Abroad
by John S. Goodall

Here, in his intimitable paintings, and without words, the author shows us scenes and vignettes from Victorian times so vividly and in such detail that it is hard to believe he was not himself a Victorian abroad. This brilliant glimpse of the past offers a pictorial feast, a refreshment for the spirit, and a remarkable recreation of a bygone era.

ITEM #7263
PUBLISHED: 1980
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD COPY
60 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 10.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance



25 CHAPTERS OF MY LIFE:
The Memoirs of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandranova

The Grand Duchess Olga wrote her memoirs as a personal account of the final years of Imperial Russia. The youngest daughter of Alexander III and sister of Nicholas II, Olga was brought up in a happy and loving environment, where the wealth and majesty of the Russian court seemed forever assured. With an artist's eye for detail, she records her life against the background of the historical events, which shook the world.

Her marriage to Prince Peter of Oldenburg failed, and she saw at first hand the horror and suffering while nursing in a field hospital during The Great War. At the onset of the Revolution in 1917, Olga and her new husband Nicholas Kulikovsky moved first to The Crimea and in early 1919 to the Caucasus, which was under White Russian control. When the Red Army moved in, Nicholas and Olga, with their two children, managed to escape to Denmark, and her mother's home. After the end of WWII the family emigrated to Canada to avoid the dangers posed by Soviet occupation of Danish territory. They settled in Toronto and Olga died there in 1960, the last Grand Duchess of the Imperial family.

Grand Duchess Olga's account is all the more poignant for her matter-of-fact narrative, which fails to hide her deep humanity towards those less fortunate than herself. Containing many letters and pictures this is the first time her personal account has been fully published in English.

Illustrated with 6 Colour and 42 Black & White Photos

ITEM #7319
PUBLISHED: 2010
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
220 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ALIX and NICKY:
The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
by Virginia Rounding

There are few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. On one hand, they are venerated as saints, innocent victims of Bolshevik assassins, and on the other they are impugned as the unwitting harbingers of revolution and imperial collapse, blamed for all the ills that befell the Russian people in the 20th century. Theirs was also a tragic love story; for whatever else can be said of them, there can be no doubt that Alix and Nicky adored one another. Soon after their engagement, Alix wrote in her fiancé’s diary: “Ever true and ever loving, faithful, pure and strong as death”—words which met their fulfillment twenty-four years later in a blood-spattered cellar in Ekaterinburg.

Through the letters and diaries written by the couple and by those around them, Virginia Rounding presents an intimate, penetrating, and fresh portrayal of these two complex figures and of their passion—their love and their suffering. She explores the nature and possible causes of the Empress’s ill health, and examines in depth the enigmatic triangular relationship between Nicky, Alix and their ‘favourite,’ Ania Vyrubova, protégée of the infamous Rasputin, extracting the meaning from words left unsaid, from hints and innuendoes.

The story of Alix and Nicky, of their four daughters known collectively as ‘OTMA’ and of their hemophiliac little boy Alexei, is endlessly fascinating, and Rounding makes these characters come alive, presenting them in all their human dimensions and expertly leading the reader into their vanished world.

ITEM #2277
PUBLISHED: 2012
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
400 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Chronicle of the Russian Tsars:
The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia
by David Warnes

The lives of tsars famous and infamous are covered in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin; Catherine the Great, the determined young German princess who usurped power; and the last tsar, Nicholas II, vainly endeavoring to cope in a period of devastating change. Here too are the less familiar but equally intriguing personalities who occupied Russia’s imperial throne: the pious but feeble Feodor I and the Empress Anna, with her taste for cruel practical jokes.

With its comprehensive timelines, data files, and quotations, the book is at once an absorbing narrative history and an essential work of reference that brings to life a powerful empire and distinctive civilization. 100 color, 129 b&w illustrations

ITEM #7333
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
224 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Countess in Limbo
Diaries in War and Revolution, Russia 1914-1920 - France 1939-1947
by Olga Hendrikoff

Countess Olga "Lala" Hendrikoff was born into the Russian aristocracy, serving as lady-in-waiting to the Empresses and enjoying a life of great privilege. But on the eve of her wedding in 1914 came the first rumours of an impending war - a war that would change her life forever and force her to flee her country as a stateless person, with no country to call home.

Spanning two of the most turbulent times in modern history - World War I in Russia and World War II in Paris - Countess Hendrikoff's journals demonstrate the uncertainty, horror and hope of daily life in the midst of turmoil. Her razor-sharp insight, wit and sense of humour create a fascinating eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution and the Occupation and Liberation of Paris.

In A Countess in Limbo, Countess Hendrikoff tells her remarkable true story that includes the loss of her brother in the Russian Gulag, her sister-in-law murdered with the Russian Imperial family at Ekaterinburg, and herself being robbed at gunpoint and accused of being a spy by the Nazis. She also speaks of the daily life that continues during wartime - ration cards and food restrictions, the black market, and the struggle just to get by for another day. Her gripping story and thoughtful analysis provide an invaluable look at life and humanity in the face of war.

ITEM #7256
PUBLISHED: 2012
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
460 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Diary of Emperor Nikolai II (1894-1918) Volume 1: 1894-1904 (Text in Russian)
Edited by Sergei V. Mironenko

This is the first volume of the first complete publication of the diaries of Emperor Nikolai II. The first volume covers the years 1894-1904, and includes more than a thousand people he was in direct communication with. Nikolai started to keep diaries at the age of thirteen; it was a cultural norm of the Russian Imperial family and members of the nobility at that time. Only fifty diaries of Emperor Nikolai II survived, from the years 1882-85 and 1887-June 1918. Nikolai showed his diaries to no one, but made an exemption for his bride and then wife Aleksandra Fedorovna. The first volume of this set of diaries preserves the original orthography and is provided with comments and translations where necessary.

The diary has been edited by Sergei Mironenko, author and historian, Director of the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7187
PUBLISHED:2012
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
1,101 Pages, 48 Black & White Photos
Language: Russian
PRICE: 95.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Emperors on Holiday in Finland (Text in Russian)
by Jorma & Päivi Tuomi-Nikula

After becoming part of the Russian Empire in 1809, the Grand Duchy of Finland became one of the favourite summer vacation spots for the Russian Emperors Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III, and Nicholas II. Here they found rest and relaxation from the Russian capital. They and their families cruised the Finnish archipeligo in their yachts, taking time for picnics, fishing and other activities.

Alexander III who was a great lover of nature built his beloved Imperial lodge at Langinkoski.

Nicholas II shared many happy memories cruising amongst the Finnish islands with his family. In 1905, he wrote a letter to his mother stating that "in St. Petersburg I feel constant prey to terrorists, while in Finland I can truly relax". During his reign, Nicholas II spent over 300 days in Finland.

This book offers a very unique selection of more than 200 rare photographs from the Russian State archives and foreign sources. Much of this book and the photographs are devoted to Nicholas II and his family. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7188
PUBLISHED:2003
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
286 Pages, 205 Black & White Photos
Language: Russian
PRICE: 75.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


EMPRESS ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA IN PHOTOGRAPHS (Text in Russian)
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This is the first album entirely devoted to Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. It includes many previously unpublished photos from the personal albums of many of her contemporaries, including Anna Vyrubova, Pierre Gilliard and Sydney Gibbs, Sophia Karlovna Buxhoeveden, Colonel Alexander Nikolayevich Grabbe among others.

The book is designed like that of a family album, in which the photos depict the private world of the last Russian Empress. The photos are large (one per page) and show the Empress during happier times at home, on outings with her family and friends, tea parties, picnics, hunting, playing, traveling on the yacht Standart, etc. The photographs were taken at Livadia, the Finnish islands, the Alexander Palace, the Lower Dacha at Peterhof, and more. The photographs cover the period from 1906-1917, and many may be new to readers.

Published in 2009, the book is a large hard cover edition of superb quality. The 158 photographs are printed on fine quality glossy paper. There are only 2 pages of text, which is written in Russian.

NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7189
PUBLISHED:2009
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
160 Pages, 158 Black & White Photos
Language: Russian
PRICE: 125.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Escape of Alexei:
Son of Tsar Nicholas II
by Vadim Petrov, Igor Lysenho and Georgy Egorov

The Russian Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end on the night of July 17, 1918, when the imperial family was executed by the Bolsheviks. Or did it? Compelling new evidence reveals that Tsarevich Alexei, the fourteen year-old son of Nicholas II and heir to the Russian throne, may have escaped the bloodshed and been adopted by a local family in a nearby village.

Meticulously researched and documented, The Escape of Alexei details how Bolshevik soldiers bungled the execution, leading to confusion and chaos during the shooting. Young Alexei was merely wounded and unconscious when he was loaded onto the back of a truck with corpses of his murdered family and driven to the secret burial site. Falling out of the truck en route and left for dead, he was found by sympathetic soldiers who attended to the young hemophiliac's wounds and helped him escape, introducing him into a peasant family where he grew up under the name of Vasily Filatov.

The world of Russia's heir to the throne turned upside down. Vasily Filatov became an apprentice shoemaker, and eventually a high school geography and history teacher. He married, had children, and told his family the story of the Tsarevich's escape in the third person, as historical narrative. he never explained how, as a village teacher living under the oppressive silence and censorship of the Soviet Union, he was fluent in several foreign languages, had an in-depth knowledge of the private life of the Romanov family, and an uncanny grasp of the details surrounding the 1918 execution. With the advent of perestroika in the 1980's, the Soviet archives were finally opened to the public and, to his family's amazement, many of the incredible stories that Vasily Filatov had told his with and children were revealed to the world as historical fact.

In this startling volume, three well-respected scientists provide a convincing, thoroughly documented account of how such an extraordinary escape was possible, and how the executioners managed to cover up the fact that the body of the heir to the throne was missing. Drawing on official records and documents from Russian archive, the grisly personal accounts of soldiers who took part in the execution, and utilizing the latest scientific and forensic technology, the authors offer evidence that Alexei Romanov and Vasily Filatov were on and the same.

Filatov died in 1988. But his widow and children provide intimate reminiscences that bring this astonishing tale to life. And 101 black-and-white personal photographs reproduced throughout the text demonstrate the remarkable physical resemblances between members of the Romanov and Filatov families.

ITEM #7331
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
240 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE'S ANIMALS
A Royal Farm in Miniature
by Caroline de Guitaut

In 1907 King Edward VII and his consort, Queen Alexandra, commissioned Peter Carl Fabergé to create miniature hardstone carvings of all the animals on their sprawling country estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. Domestic or wild, each creature was to be rendered in hardstone adorned with rose diamonds, emeralds, and rubies by the celebrated Russian goldsmith and jeweler, whose name was already synonymous the world over with opulence and grandeur.

Fabergé’s Animals takes the reader on a dazzling tour of the Sandringham commission—the largest collection of Fabergé’s hardstone animal carvings in existence. The book brings the magic of this miniature menagerie to life with photographs, sketches, and other documentary material—some never before seen—from both the Russian and royal archives. Along with a historical introduction to the royal patronage behind the commission, this stunning volume includes information on Fabergé's workshops and carvers, and the materials and special techniques they employed.

With more than 140 photographs — many newly commissioned — Fabergé’s Animals is a resplendently beautiful book.

ITEM #2269
PUBLISHED: 2010
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
120 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna 90th Anniversary - Photo Album (Text in Russian)
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This album was published in 2007 by the Novosspassky Monastery in Moscow to mark the 90th anniversary of the death of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in 1918.

This hard cover album is of the finest quality, bound in soft brown leather. The book is designed like a photograph album and the photographs are reproduced on glossy paper for the highest quality. The book contains a brief introduction (in Russian).

The album is richly illustrated with 185 photographs. The life and world of the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna unfolds in five parts: Childhood (1864-1878), Youth (1878-1884), Married Life (1884-1905), Widow (1905-1908), Nun (1908-1918). Many of the photographs in this collection have never before been published and are seen here for the first time. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

NOTE: As we will have a limited number of copies available, there is a limit of one copy per person. Don’t miss your chance to own a copy of this beautiful album!

ITEM #7190
PUBLISHED:2007
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
136 Pages, 185 Black & White Photos
Language: Russian
PRICE: 150.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


GRAND DUKE SERGEI ALEXANDROVICH Diaries, Letters and Documents, 1884-1894 (Text in Russian)
Volume IV

This volume offers a unique mix of biographical materials (diaries and letters) about Grand Duke Sergei Aleksandrovich Romanov (1857-1905), a son of Aleksander II and a brother of Aleksander III. He married Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna (nee Princess Elizabeth of Hesse) in 1884. He was assassinated in 1905, like his father by terrorists.

This is the fourth volume of documentary materials for the biography of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich (1857-1905). It covers the 10-year period of his life from 1884 to 1894. It begins with a joyous event - the marriage of the grand duke June 3, 1884 to the 19-year-old Princess Elizabeth of Hesse, and ends with one of the saddest events in his life - the death of his elder brother, Emperor Alexander III on October 20. It was Alexander III who appointed Sergei as governor general of Moscow in 1891.

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich is one of the most misunderstood and maligned of the Russian grand dukes. He had numerous responsibilities and achievements: founder and chairman of the Royal Palestine Society, the chairman of the several committees for arrangement of arts and sciences museums, societies, academies, etc. He and his wife were favourites of Emperor Alexander III.

This volume of memoirs include diaries and letters of the grand duke, as well as archival documents covering the years 1884-1894. Many of the materials in this volume are published for the first time from the archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Illustrated with many rare photographs of the grand duke and his family. Includes name index. Quality design. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7191
PUBLISHED:2011
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
672 Pages, 48 Colour and Sepia
Language: Russian
PRICE: 75.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Hvidøre: A Royal Retreat
by Coryne Hall and Senta Driver

Why did Queen Alexandra and her sister, the Dowager Empress, decide to buy a private villa in Denmark, and what were the circumstances that forced the exiled Empress to make it her new home? Coryne Hall tells the fascinating story of two famous sisters and their Royal Retreat. Magnificent original illustrations from a private collection. In 1906 Queen Alexandra of Great Britain and her sister, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia purchased Hvidøre, a villa on the Danish coast, as their private home. Until 1914, the sisters visited the property every autumn, entertaining friends and many royal relatives in an informal atmosphere. It was indeed a royal retreat.

The First World War put an end to these happy times but in 1919, now exiled from Russia, the Dowager Empress Marie made the villa her home and Hvidøre became her Court in exile. In 1920 she was joined by her daughter, the Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna and her family, who all lived at Hvidøre, not always happily, until the Empress's death in 1928.

Hvidøre: A Royal Retreat tells the story of the purchase, renovation, the many royal visitors and finally the sale of this forgotten royal home. This beautiful and informative book is filled with magnificent original photographs from a private collection.

100 Black & White Photographs

ITEM #2283
PUBLISHED: 2012
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOVS
Tragedy at Ekaterinburg
by Helen Rappaport

On July 4, 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room.

This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and set their stamp on an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs counts down to the last , tense hours of the family's lives, stripping away the over-romanticised versions of previous accounts. The story focuses on the family inside the Ipatiev House, capturing the oppressive atmosphere and the dynamics of a group – the Romanovs, their servants and guards - thrown together by extraordinary events.

Marshalling overlooked evidence from key witnesses such as the British consul to Ekaterinburg Sir Thomas Preston, British and American travellers in Siberia and the now-forgotten American journalist Herman Bernstein, Helen Rappaport gives a brilliant account of the political forces swirling through the remote Urals town. She conveys the tension of the watching world: the Kaiser of Germany and George V, King of England – both, like Alexandra, grandchildren of Queen Victoria - their nations locked in combat as the first world war drew to its bitter end. And she draws on recent releases from the Russian archives to challenge the view that the deaths were a unilateral act by a maverick group of the Ekaterinburg Bolsheviks, identifying a chain of command that stretches directly, she believes, to Moscow - and to Lenin himself.

Telling the story in a compellingly new and dramatic way, Ekaterinburg brings those final tragic days vividly alive against the backdrop of Russia in turmoil, on the brink of a devastating civil war.

ITEM #2152
PUBLISHED: 2010
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
288 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 15.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Life on the Russian Country Estate: A Social and Cultural History
by Priscilla Roosevelt

From the reign of Peter the Great, Russia's country estates were oases of barbarian splendour and personal freedom in a vast, sparsely settled and authoritarian land. This work explores the vanished world of the Russian country estate. It examines the aristocratic dwellings, discussing their origins, their design and decoration, the social, family, and cultural life within their walls, and their physical demise after the 1917 revolution. In these enclaves, newly acquired European habits competed with age-old Russian tradition. The nobility owned legions of serfs from brickmakers and gardeners to gilders and portrait painters whose labour made possible a unique way of life. On some estates, serf theatres and harems reflected the owner's unrestrained personal fantasy; on others, relations between lord and serf echoed the patriarchal values of the Russian elite. Throughout the empire, the sights, sounds and realities of country life inspired both plans for political and social reform and much of Russia's great art, literature and music. The emancipation of the serfs in 1861 altered the dynamics of this life, but the cultural significance of the estate remained strong to the end of the old regime. The Bolshevik revolution destroyed both the world of the estate and much of the evidence about it. To recreate this lost world the author draws on sources including the physical remains of once grand manor houses (many photographed for this book), the diaries and memoirs that chronicle a way of life that was to perish, and the Russian art and literature that estate life produced and in which it was portrayed. Juxtaposing images from art and from the novels of such literary giants as Turgenev and Tolstoy with the real milieu that inspired them, this text is a portrait of Russian country life.

ITEM #7147
PUBLISHED: 1997
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT COPY
384 Pages, 72 Colour and 158 Black & White Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Michael and Natasha: The Life and Love of the Last Tsar of Russia
by Rosemary and Donald Crawford

The unknown story of the last Tsar of Russia set against backdrop of wealth, love, sex, royalty, war, revolution and murder. The relationship and subsequent marriage of Michael and Natasha was one of Greatest scandals in Russian History. It lead to Michael's disgrace, humiliation and banishment. Michael and Natasha is the first full account of this magnificent love story. But it is also more than that : It charts the decline of the last age of elegance and provides a fascinating insight into the daysleading up to the Russian Revolution. This is an outstanding romance, a Royal scandal and a compelling historical drama with a supremely tragic ending.

ITEM #7076
PUBLISHED: 1997
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
448 Pages, 60 Black and White Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Moscow:
Treasures and Traditions
by W. Bruce Lincoln

The richness of Moscow's artistic legacy and the effects of various political, social and religious changes on the city's creative climate over the past 500 years are recorded here in 12 insightful essays by American and Soviet curators and academics, and in more than 180 brilliant color photographs and illustrations. Lincoln chronicles the capital's cultural heritage from the 1300s, when Moscow's princes appropriated art belonging to formerly independent territories as a symbol of the city's burgeoning political power. Olga G. Gordeeva examines the influence of European and Oriental styles on the traditional clothing of Moscow. The most interesting essay is John E. Bowlt's piece on Russian art from 1910--when a group of artists including Kandinsky and Malevich began to apply radically new concepts like neoprimitivism to their work--until the present, when artists are allowed to shun the socialist realist method that had been forced upon them for decades. Also included are essays on metalwork, jewelry, porcelain and armor. This book is being published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Culture.

ITEM #7323
PUBLISHED: 1990
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
281 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Pavlovsk:
The Life of a Russian Palace
by Suzanne Massie

During the 900-day siege of Leningrad, Pavlovsk, the 18th-century Russian palace, built by Catherine the Great's daughter-in-law, was burned to the ground. This book tells not only the history of the palace and its August owners, but also the story of various survivors who carried out the task of restoring the palace to its original splendour after World War II.

ITEM #7065
PUBLISHED: 1990
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
395 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Quest for Anastasia:
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Romanovs
by John Klier

The fate of Anastasia and that of the Russian Imperial family is still shrouded in mystery, even after the announcement in 1993 of the discovery of their remains in a pit near Ekaterinburg, Eastern Russia. The many reports out of Russia concur that two of the royal children were missing from the grave, but they do not agree on their identity. John Klier untangles the strands of the Romanov mysteries, separating unpalatable truths from tactical, political lies. Fluent in Russian and an expert in Russian history, he has travelled to Russia, the USA and Western Europe in search of the lost Romanovs. He has examined secret archives in Russia, he has had exclusive access to the late James Blair Lovell's private archive of Romanov materials from Washington DC, and he has taken first-hand testimony from scientists and historians in Russia.

ITEM #7332
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
246 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROMANOVS REVISITED: 1860-1960
by David William Cripps

Over 200 Black & White Photographs! A unique collection of Romanov pictures, focusing not only the family of Tsar Nicholas II, but also his parents, Tsar Alexander III and Maria Feodorovna as well as his brothers and sisters and their families. The grand dukes and grand duchesses from the other branches of the Russian Imperial family are also represented. This handsome volume features many never-before-seen pictures, some even saved from old and forgotten glass-plates.

Over 200 Black & White Photographs!

ITEM #2071
PUBLISHED: 2005
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
96 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SPALA: An Imperial Residence
by Swietlana Czestnych, Karen Kettering and Michal Sloniewski

Spala was an Imperial hunting lodge in Poland. The authors have reconstructed through a profusion of original photographs and informative text the history of the palace and the daily lives of Emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II and their families at this Imperial hunting lodge and residence.

This book contains 144 pages and is divided into two parts, one for the Emperor Alexander III, the other for the Emperor Nicholas II. More than 200 photographs show each sovereign with his respective family in residence at Spala.

Overall, the quality of this books is very impressive. The text of the book is written in three languages: English, Polish and Russian. Many of the photographs will certainly be new to readers. The selection of photographs of the interiors of both Imperial residences is exceptional to say the very least!

Sadly, Spala has not survived. However, we must be grateful that this outstanding collection of photographs published in this magnificent volume have. They allow us to have a more comprehensive appreciation for this Imperial residence that was cherished by the last two Russian sovereigns and their families.

ITEM #7183
PUBLISHED:2011
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
144 Pages, 200 Black & White Photos
Language: English/Polish and Russian
PRICE: 95.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


The Tragic Dynasty: A History of the Romanovs
by John Bergamini

The Romanov dynasty assumed control over Russia in 1613 and ruled uninterruptedly for the next three centuries. Never in history has one family wielded so much power. John Bergamini's classic work captures and conveys their ruthlessness and religiosity, their political acumen and wild extravagance. In so doing he offers profound character studies of some of history's most intriguing figures. Stirring, provocative and chastening, the history of the Romanov dynasty is in a very real sense the history of Russia itself.

ITEM #7077
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
512 Pages, 41 Black and White Photos
Language: English
PRICE: 15.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Tsesarevich: Documents, Memoirs, Photographs
Imported from Russia

A stunning album that depicts the short life of the Tsarevich Alexis, son of Tsar Nicholas II and heir to the Russian Empire through a rich collection of documents, memoirs and photographs. The text includes excerpts from his letters and diaries. An introduction by Olga Barkovets and Alexander Krilov on the life of Alexis Nicholayevich and six full page colour reproductions of paintings Alexi made compliment this collectors volume. This album is beautifully illustrated throughout with black & white photographs from the State Russian Archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including many full page portraits of Alexis at various ages.This book was published in 1998 to mark the burial of Tsar Nicholas II, his family and retainers at the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7073
PUBLISHED:1998
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
190 Pages, with 8 Colour plates and 71 Black & White Photos
Language: Russian
PRICE: 50.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


War Diaries of Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich 1914-1917
IMPORTED FROM RUSSIA

Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich - the younger brother of Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich - husband of the famous ballerina Mathilde Kshesinskaia. Diary of a recording made by the Grand Duke in the army in the North-Eastern Front (1914-1915), in Petrograd (1916-1917). Detailed description of the murder of Rasputin, as well as the process of abdication of Nicholas II. The text is published in the most complete version, preserved in GARF, accompanied by notes, detailed comments. The book contains pictures of the Romanov dynasty and the military high command of the Russian army, which narrates the author of the diary. Includes 55 illustrations. NOTE: TEXT IS IN RUSSIAN!

ITEM #7161
PUBLISHED: 2008
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
446 Pages, 55 Black & White Photos
Language: RUSSIAN
PRICE: 5.00 CAD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance



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