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THE HERMITAGE TREASURE GALLERY
The Collections of the Russian Emperors and Empresses
by Yelizaveta Trubkina

English text. Richly illustrated with more than 300 colour photographs!

The story of the Treasure Gallery—the Hermitage’s magnificent and unique collection of examples of the jeweller’s art—is inseparably bound up with the history of the rule of the Romanov dynasty (1613-1917). The personal collections of Peter I, Anna Ioannovna and Elizabeth became the foundation for the jewellery collection of Catherine the Great. In 1764 the Empress gave orders for the organization of the Diamond Chambers within her apartments for the storage of those precious objects. Many items from this collection have been witnesses not only to notable historical events and political upheavals, but also to important moments in the private lives of members of Russia’s ruling house.

The fall of the Romanov dynasty did not mean an end to the history of the Hermitage’s collection of treasures. Throughout the twentieth century it continued to be augmented with incomparable acquisitions. The late twentieth century was marked by various gifts to the Hermitage, while in the past decades with the support of generous patrons the Treasure Gallery has been enriched with works of art and jewellery obtained through the Hermitage’s Expert Purchasing Commission.

This album features a Foreword by Mikhail Piotrovsky, an introduction on the history of the collection, and precious objects from the collections of the following emperors and empresses of Russia: Peter the Great, Peter II, Anna Ioannovna, Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Paul I, Alexander I, Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III, and Nicholas II.

Imported from Russia. Text is in English. Illustrated with more than 300 colour photographs!

ITEM #0068
PUBLISHED: 2013
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


EMPRESS MARIA FEODOROVNA
A Life and Fate
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly illustrated!

This richly illustrated catalogue of the exhibition held in St Petersburg in 2006, marking the reburial of Empress Maria Feodorovna offers a fascinating insight into the domestic, private life of the Imperial family at the turn of the 20th century.

Chapters include The Life and Fate of Empress Maria Feodorovna;Minnie and Alix: The Story of a Feud That Ended in Tragedy; "Every Hour I Think of You..." Selected Correspondence of Nicholas II and Maria Feodorovna 1916-1917; First Days in Russia; "She Has a Mastery of Colour and Taste for Paints. . ."; Maria Feodorovna and Russian Charity: Taking Care of Those in Need; and The Everyday Life of Maria Feodorovna.

Text is in English. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs and illustrations!

ITEM #0067
PUBLISHED: 2008
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
168 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $175.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE CATHEDRAL OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL
The Burial Place of the Russian Imperial Family
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly illustrated!

A richly illustrated guide to both the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Burial Chapel. Text includes chapters on the history of the buildings, religious service and clergy, Russian royal family necropolis, historical burials at the cathedral and grand ducal burial chapel. The latter includes details of each member of the Romanov dynasty buried here, in both the cathedral and burial chapel.

Text is in English. Illustrated with 180 colour and black & white photographs and illustrations!

ITEM #006
PUBLISHED: 1998
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


DINNER AT THE TSAR'S TABLE
Tableware and Art of the Russian Tsars

English / Dutch text. Richly illustrated!

A richly illustrated catalogue of porcelain, silver, militaria and other items of Romanov provenance from the private collection of Jos Van Orshaegan.

Text is in English and Dutch. Richly Illustrated with colour photographs!

ITEM #0065
PUBLISHED: NA
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
88 Pages
Language: English / Dutch
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


WEALTHIER THAN THE ROMANOVS?
The Wealth of Princes Yusupov
by N.V. Kukuruzova

Imported from Russia. English text. Illustrated!

Researched and written by the director of the Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg, this book explores the history of the immense wealth of the Yusupov family. It contains many interesting photos of the palaces and estates owned by the family across the Russian Empire.

Illustrated with 38 Colour and 92 Black & White photos and illustrations

ITEM #0057
PUBLISHED: 2006
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
126 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


OLD GENTLEMAN
Fredericks and Emperor Nicholas II
by Marina Zemlyanichenko

Imported from Russia. Russian text. Illustrated!

This book tells about the fate of Count Vladimir Fredericks (1838-1927) - the most trusted member of Nicholas II's entourage. Fredericks headed the Ministry of the Imperial Court until March 1917.

ITEM #0059
PUBLISHED: 2007
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
197 Pages
Language: Russian
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


A ROMANOV DIARY
The Autobiography of HI. & R.H. Grand Duchess George

English text. Illustrated with 80 Black & White photos!
A very rare copy with original dust jacket!

A Romanov Diary spans 50 years in the life of Royal Europe (1884-1934) during one of its most turbulent periods of history. Grand Duchess George (Marie) of Russia, writes of Emperors, Kings, Queens and Royal Cousins in their everyday, private lives, as well as their intricate relationships which determined the course of history.

The most compelling portions of A Romanov Diary are the letters written by her husband, Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch, from prison after the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. These letters were smuggled from prison, and detail events up to shortly before the Grand Duke's murder in 1919. Grand Duchess George has set forth extensive portions of these letters, and the last days of the Romanov Dynasty come alive.

Eighty photographs have been selected from her private albums, as well as other rare pictures.

Grand Duchess George (Marie) of Russia, was the daughter of King George I of Greece and Queen Olga, Grand Duchess of Russia; granddaughter of King Christian IX of Denmark, great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I, niece of Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie, and first cousin and confidant of Tsar Nicholas II. Her Highness was thus perfectly positioned to witness some of the world's most monumental historical events, and she writes of them with skill and candor.

Born at Athens in 1876, the Grand Duchess spent most of her life abroad: Russia, England, Italy -- and on her return to Greece in 1940, she vowed never again to be driven into exile. As the German army advanced on Athens and the Royal Family prepared to flee, Grand Duchess Marie passed away at the age of 64.

ITEM #0061
PUBLISHED: 1988
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
279 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $150.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


WHITE CROW
The Life and Times of Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich, 1859-1919
by Jamie H. Cockfield

English text. Illustrated!

Based on material from the newly opened Russian archives, this is the first biography of Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919), the only intellectual in the Russian Imperial Family. This unique study provides insight into the last six decades of tsarist Russia through the experiences of the odd ball member of the clan. An historian and a biologist, the Grand Duke made major contributions in both these fields. A political liberal, he fought tirelessly for reform from within the system. His reformist views made him a pariah within his own family, and contemporary recognition of his accomplishments came more from abroad than at home.

Entering the military, as all Romanovs did, the Grand Duke eventually became hostile toward it and was in fact the only family member ever to formally leave military service. He received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Berlin and Moscow and even won election to the French Academy―one of only two Russians to do so. As the political situation in Russia worsened, he urged the tsar to implement reforms, and he even participated in discussions of a palace coup. Exiled to Vologda after the Communist seizure of power, he was later imprisoned by the police and shot in January 1919.

ITEM #0062
PUBLISHED: 2002
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
309 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $125.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROMANOV AUTUMN
Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia
by Charlotte Zeepvat

English text. Illustrated!

The Romanov dynasty ruled Russia for a little over 300 years. The story of the dynasty's dramatic end has exerted a lasting fascination. This book seeks to widen the picture, looking at the lives of members of the family during the last century of imperial rule, and setting this into the context of the grand palaces in which they lived. It was a time of contrasts, a period in which the Tsars reached the peak of their wealth, prestige and power, yet also faced the growth of forces which would destroy them. In 1817, 100 years before the Revolution, the first Nicholas and Alexander were married in the Winter Palace.

This book tells their story, and the stories of their successors, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II, each trying to steer their own course. It also looks at the lives of their sisters and brothers, and other members of the large Russian royal family, detailing their daily lives.

ITEM #0063
PUBLISHED: 2000
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
287 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


OLGA ROMANOV
Russia's Last Grand Duchess
by Patricia Phenix

English text. Illustrated!

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna lived a life full of romance and danger. Born into the doomed Romanov family in the late 19th century, she barely escaped the Bolshevik Revolution with her life. Never before seen letters and diary entries from Russian archives and family members cast new light on her daring escape across the Crimea, and reveal details of her miserable first marriage and subsequent love affair with the handsome officer who would become her second husband.

A true tale of riches to rags, Olga lived on the proceeds of a spectacular cache of Faberge jewels smuggled out of Russia, eventually dying in relative poverty above a hair salon in a run down neighborhood of Toronto. With photographs from surviving descendants and quotes from Olga's own letters, this book brings one of the most illustrious and well-loved figures of Russia's grand imperial court to life.

ITEM #0064
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
306 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $150.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ROMANOVS
1818-1959
by John van der Kiste

English text. Illustrated!

This work examines Emperor Alexander II's life and reign, and the lives of his children, including his successor Emperor Alexander III, whose determination to purge the empire of all terrorism and protect the autocracy brought more violence in its wake; and his grandson, Emperor Nicholas II, whose vacillation between autocracy and liberalism and disastrous foreign ventures led to the violent dissolution of the monarchy.

It also recounts the lives of the Alexander II's children from his controversial second marriage - to his mistress, Catherine Dolgorouky - of whom the youngest, Catherine, lived in England for several years and died in 1959. The collapse of the dynasty, the Russian revolution and execution of several members of the family are thus seen through the eyes of the surviving sons and daughters of the Tsar Liberator.

ITEM #0056
PUBLISHED: 1998
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
228 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MEMOIRS OF A RUSSIAN LADY
Drawings and Tales of Life Before the Revolution
by Mariamna Davydoff

English text. Illustrated with beautiful watercolours

The work's subtitle describes it well. Olga Davydoff Dax, the editor, has prepared for publication the manuscripts of a distant relative, Mariamna Davydoff. This Russian aristocratic lady spent her life up to the Revolution in the Ukraine on the large estates of the gentry. Privately educated and trained in watercolouring, she wrote and painted for her heirs from memory after fleeing the Revolution. As published, the stories and drawings are wonderfully matched, sharing a simplicity and wistfulness for a lost society, while vividly portraying a sense of life and leisure. The watercolors combine detail with whimsy. A lovely addition to subject collections and for those interested in the cultural and social life of the era.

Includes 82 beautiful reproductions of original watercolours by Mariamna Davydoff, preface by Olga Davydoff Dax, and the Davydoff family tree.

ITEM #0054
PUBLISHED: 1986
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
159 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BRITONS IN PETERSBURG
The Northern Capital in Old Picture Postcards
Imported from Russia

Russian / English text. Illustrated

A history of the British in St. Petersburg, and the contribution they made to the development of the Russian capital from the 18th to early 20th centuries.

Summary and captions in both Russian and English. Includes 32 colour and black and white postcards of the palaces and other landmarks.

ITEM #0055
PUBLISHED: 2004
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
84 Pages
Language: Russian / English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TSARSKOYE SELO IN OLD PHOTOS
The End of the 19th - Beginning of the 20th Century
Imported from Russia

Russian / English text. Illustrated

A stunning photohistory of Tsarskoe Selo as it looked before the 1917 Revolution.

This book is divided into the following sections: The Catherine Palace and Park; and The Alexander Palace and Park;Town of Tsarskoe Selo;Military Parades;The Imperial Railway;and The Tsarskoe Selo Jubilee.

Summary and captions in both Russian and English. Richly illustrated throughout with 139 vintage black and white photos!

ITEM #0053
PUBLISHED: 2011
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 Pages
Language: Russian / English
PRICE: 95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


IMPERIAL ST. PETERSBURG
Pages from History 1703-1917
Imported from Russia

English text. Illustrated

A history of St. Petersburg from the reigns of Emperor Peter I through to Emperor Nicholas II, based on paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, applied art, everyday art, posters, porcelain and glass from the collections of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg.

Richly illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photos!

ITEM #0052
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
159 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


HVIDØRE
A Royal Retreat
by Coryne Hall and Senta Driver

English text. Illustrated

In 1906 Queen Alexandra and her sister the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia purchased Hvidøre, a villa on the Danish coast, a 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 made the villa her home and Hvidøre became a court in exile. In 1920 she was joined by her younger daughter Olga and her family, who all lived at Hvidøre, not always happily, until the Empress’s death in 1928.

A Royal Retreat tells the story of the purchase, renovation, the many royal visitors and finally the sale of this forgotten royal home. Nearly 100 magnificent original illustrations from a private collection.

ITEM #0051
PUBLISHED: 2004
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
96 Pages
Language: English / Russian
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ART OF GRAND DUCHESS OLGA
Imported from Russia

English / Russian text. Illustrated

Catalogue of works by Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna (1882-1960) from the exhibition held in Ekaterinburg in 2008. Includes two essays in both English and Russian: and The Art of Grand Duchess Olga. A Joyful World Revealed.

Includes 38 colour plates of watercolours by Grand Duchess Olga, and 30 Black and white photos of her life in Russia, Denmark and Canada.

ITEM #0050
PUBLISHED: 2004
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
80 Pages
Language: English / Russian
PRICE: 75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


CHURCH ON THE BLOOD, EKATERINBURG
Imported from Russia

Russian text. Illustrated

A richly illustrated history and guidebook on the Church on the Blood, built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg. The full-colour photos explore the church's interiors and icons.

This book also includes sections on Ganina Yama and Alapaevsk - illustrated with colour photos; and a collection of photos of Emperor Nicholas II and his family in black and white.

Includes nearly 200 colour and black and white photographs and illustrations.

ITEM #0049
PUBLISHED: 2008
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
100 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


CORONATION OF TSAR NICHOLAS II
Edited by Paul Gilbert

English text. Illustrated

Six eye-witness accounts of the preparations and events leading up to and during the festivities surrounding the crowning of Russia's last emperor and tsar Nicholas II in May 1896, in Moscow.

Includes over 100 black and white photographs and illustrations.

ITEM #0048
PUBLISHED: 2006
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
285 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


LAST YEARS OF THE COURT AT TSARSKOE SELO
by General Alexandre Spiridovitch

English text. Illustrated

The first English translation of the memoirs of General Alexandre Spiridovitch (1873-1952), who served as the personal security chief for Emperor Nicholas II and his family, as well as Imperial residences.

This volume covers the years 1906-1910, and offers eye-witness accounts of the Emperor, his family, his private and official life, as well as the numerous threats by revolutionaries.

ITEM #0047
PUBLISHED: 2010
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
409 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE DIARY OF GRAND DUCHESS OLGA NICHOLAIEVNA
1913
Translated by Marina Petrov

English text. Illustrated

Grand Duchess Olga's 1913 Diary is published in English for the first time, thanks to the efforts of Raegan Baker, Editor and Sergei Mironenko, Director of the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GARF) in Moscow.

ITEM #0045
PUBLISHED: 2008
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
172 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ROMANOV RELATIONS
Volume One
Edited by Paul Gilbert

English text. Illustrated

A collection of essays on members of the Russian Imperial family include The Last Days of Grand Duke Michael by Princess Poutiatine; HIH Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna by Countess Alexandra Olsoufieff; Maria Pavlovna. The Controversial Grand Duchess by Christopher Heu; Flight from Russia and Letters from the Russian Imperial Family by Louise Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden, among others.

ITEM #0046
PUBLISHED: 2011
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
250 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIAN IMPERIAL YACHTS
Late 17th - Early 20th Century
Imported from Russia

Russian text. Richly illustrated with 372 Colour and Black & White Photos !

This large pictorial showcases the history of the Russian Imperial yachts. Text covers the design, construction and service to the Imperial Court.

Richly illustrated with 372 colour and vintage black and white photographs and illustrations of refined interiors, porcelain and crystal services, members of the Russian Imperial family, etc. All of the Imperial yachts are represented, in particular are the Polar Star and Standart. This handsome volume is the most comprehensive study to date, with rare copies of this now out of print volume highly sought after by collectors.

ITEM #0028
PUBLISHED: 1997
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW! in MINT Condition!
264 Pages, Illustrated
Language: Russian
PRICE: 500.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MAGNIFICENCE OF THE TSARS
Imported from Britain

English text. Richly Illustrated with Colour Photos!

The world’s fascination with the grandeur of the Russian Imperial family endures. This book examines the family’s collection of men’s fashion. It is illustrated with extraordinary new photographs taken at the Kremlin and accompanied by 18th- and 19th-century portraits and photographs of the Tsars, their families, and their court. Starting in the 1730s with lavishly embroidered coats and elaborately patterned silks from the wardrobe of Tsar Peter II and spanning a period of almost two centuries, these garments document a unique dialogue between military uniform, court dress, European fashion, and traditional Russian dress.

ITEM #0042
PUBLISHED: 2008
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
112 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ROMANOVS
The Emperors of Russia
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly Illustrated with Colour Photos!

A richly illustrated history of the Russian emperors from Peter I to Nicholas II.

ITEM #0043
PUBLISHED: 2007
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
192 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


IMPERIAL PETERHOF
19th and Early 20th Centuries
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly Illustrated with Colour Photos!

This beautiful guidebook explores the history and development of Peterhof during the 19th and early 20th centuries by the emperors Alexander I, Nicholas I, Alexander II, Alexander III and Nicholas II. This book provides interesting historical facts about the contribution that each respective monarch made to the development of the palaces, residences and gardens at Peterhof.

ITEM #0040
PUBLISHED: 2004
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
72 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


IMPERIAL PETERHOF
18th Century
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly Illustrated with Colour Photos!

This beautiful guidebook explores the history and development of Peterhof during the 18th centuries by the emperors Peter I, Peter III, Paul I, and the empresses Catherine I, Anna Ioannovna, Elizabeth Petrovna, and Catherine the Great. This book provides interesting historical facts about the contribution that each respective monarch made to the development of the palaces, residences and gardens at Peterhof.

ITEM #0041
PUBLISHED: 2002
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
64 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE GRAND DUKE'S WOMAN
by Pauline Gray

English text. Illustrated. VERY RARE COPY!

The story of the morganatic marriage of Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich and Nathalia Cheremetevskaya - later known as Countess Brasova.

ITEM #0038
PUBLISHED: 1976
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Minor wear on dust jacket, contents very good
201 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: 95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE CATHERINE PALACE
The State Rooms & Living Apartments
by Lidia Bardovskaya and Galina Khodasevich

Imported from Russia

English text. Richly illustrated with 450 colour photos!

A sumptuous coffee table book, richly illustrated with colour photographs of the state rooms and living apartments in the Catherine Palace at Tsarskoye Selo. This volume covers in detail nearly 50 individual rooms of the palace, including the State Rooms, the Apartments of Catherine II, the Grand Ducal Apartments of Paul Petrovich and Maria Feodorovna, the Apartments of Alexander I, the Rooms of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna, and the Apartments of Alexander II.

Text is in English.

ITEM #0023
PUBLISHED: 2010
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
256 Pages, illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 250.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


LIFE ON THE RUSSIAN COUNTRY ESTATE
A Social and Cultural History
by Priscilla Roosevelt

English text. Richly illustrated!

From the reign of Peter the Great, Russia's country estates were oases of barbarian splendor and personal freedom in a vast, sparsely settled, and authoritarian land. This lavishly illustrated book is the first in any language to explore fully the vanished world of the Russian country estate. Priscilla Roosevelt brings to life these magnificent 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 labor made possible a unique way of life. On some estates, serf theaters 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 Roosevelt has drawn on many sources—including the physical remains of once-grand manor houses (many photographed for this book), the invaluable 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, the book is a beautiful and vivid portrait of Russian country life.

Text is in English.

ITEM #0026
PUBLISHED: 1995
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
361 Pages, illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 125.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE SUMMER PALACES OF THE ROMANOVS
Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo
by Emmanuel Ducamp (Editor), Marc Walter (Photographer)

English text. 360 pages with handsome slipcase.
Richly illustrated with 340 illustrations, 289 in color!

The Russian imperial residence of Tsarskoye Selo – the ‘Tsar’s Village’ – is now more than three hundred years old. It was once a modest estate housing a summer residence for Catherine I, second wife of Peter the Great. The building now known as the Catherine Palace was extensively rebuilt by Empress Elizabeth and then lavishly refurbished by Catherine II, known as Catherine the Great.

The estate now is not only a piece of art history but a living testimony to the tastes and private passions of the Romanov family. Their clothes and porcelain, their desks and bookshelves build an intimate and involving portrait of life in imperial Russia.

This empress’s love of art and decoration is evident in the sumptuous interiors and in the extensive park, filled with fanciful pavilions, bridges and monuments. Catherine also commissioned the neoclassical Alexander Palace for her favourite grandson, the future Alexander I; this later became home to the last tsar, Nicholas II, and his family until their exile to Siberia.

Occupied by the Nazi forces in 1941, Tsarskoye Selo saw its treasures plundered and many of its interiors left derelict. Fortunately, some of its magnificent interiors survived, while others, such as the extravagant Amber Room, have since been painstakingly restored to their former opulence.

The palaces and pavilions are a glorious showcase for Russian art and craftsmanship in a huge variety of materials and techniques, from the mirrors and lavish gilding of the Great Hall to the blood-red beauty of the Agate Rooms, their walls lined with Siberian jasper.

Specially commissioned photographs by Marc Walter are accompanied by fascinating archive images, capturing a bygone age of baroque splendour that will captivate art lovers and historians alike.

Text is in English. Book comes in sturdy slipcase

ITEM #0027
PUBLISHED: 2012
Large Hard Cover Edition with slip case
Condition: NEW!
360 Pages, illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 150.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MOSCOW
SPLENDOURS OF THE ROMANOVS
by Brigitte De Montclos

English text. Richly illustrated with colour photos!

A lavishly illustrated survey of the Romanovs’ era which symbolizes almost three centuries of Russian artistic riches.

"The Romanov dynasty reigned over Russia for three hundred years. Every sovereign was crowned in the cathedral of the Kremlin. The coronation ceremonies were used to return the former capital to the lustre it had lost to Saint Petersburg. This exhibition catalogue rediscovers a Moscow that is frequently overlooked by visitors and, through the works of art embodying the dynasty, reveals the reign of the Romanovs." —Brigitte de Montclos.

Between 1820 and 1860, Moscow saw the blossoming of Russian literature, music, painting, architecture, and the minor arts, leading to the famous pan-Russian exhibition of 1882. During these years the imperial family, and subsequently the grand families surrounding the Tsar, commissioned works from such celebrated manufacturers as Baccarat, Cartier, and Fabergé. The beauty and soul of the objects presented here re-create a genuine Russian atmosphere evoking the ceremony of the Orthodox liturgy, the splendors of court life, the magnificence of the interiors of the palaces in which the imperial family resided, and the international influence of Moscow, which became a hub of modern art and Constructivism in the first years of the twentieth century.

The extraordinary photographic archive belonging to the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne and the film archive from the Russian Federation at Krasnogorsk plunge the reader into the intimate circle of Tsar Nicolas II, the last of the Romanovs, and his family.

Text is in English.

ITEM #0025
PUBLISHED: 2009
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
304 Pages, illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 125.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE HERMITAGE
The Interiors
by Vladimir Dobrovolsky

Imported from Russia

English text. Richly illustrated with nearly 300 colour photos!

A sumptuous coffee table book, richly illustrated with colour photographs of the interiors of the State Hermitage Museum (former Winter Palace) in St. Petersburg.

The first section of this book offers some of the magnificent watercolours of the palace's original interiors, when they functioned as the private apartments of members of the Russian Imperial family, by artists Eduard Hau, Konstantin Ukhomsky.

Text is in English.

ITEM #0022
PUBLISHED: 2011
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
255 Pages, illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 250.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SAINT PETER AND PAUL CATHEDRAL
and the Grand Ducal Burial Chapel
Imported from Russia

English text. Richly illustrated with colour, black and white photos!

A richly illustrated guide to both the SS Peter and Paul Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Burial Chapel. Text includes chapters on the history of the buildings, religious service and clergy, Russian royal family necropolis, historical burials at the cathedral and grand ducal burial chapel. The latter includes details of each member of the Romanov dynasty buried here, in both the cathedral and burial chapel.

Text is in English. Illustrated with 225 photographs and illustrations - mostly in colour!

ITEM #0019
PUBLISHED: 2006
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 Pages, with floor plans
Language: English
PRICE: 95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TSAREVICH
Documents, Memoirs, Photographs
Imported from Russia

Russian text. Illustrated with 8 Colour and 71 Black & White Photos !

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.

ITEM #0024
PUBLISHED: 1998
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW! with minor wear on corners
190 Pages, Illustrated
Language: Russian
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RASPUTIN
FAITH, POWER, AND THE TWILIGHT OF THE ROMANOVS
by Douglas Smith

English text. Illustrated with black and white photographs!

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra’s confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet.

But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin’s life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history’s most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity–man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.

ITEM #0014
PUBLISHED: 2016
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
817 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE RASPUTIN FILE
by Edvard Radzinsky

English text. Illustrated with black and white photos

From the bestselling author of Stalin and The Last Tsar comes The Rasputin File, a remarkable biography of the mystical monk and bizarre philanderer whose role in the demise of the Romanovs and the start of the revolution can only now be fully known.

For almost a century, historians could only speculate about the role Grigory Rasputin played in the downfall of tsarist Russia. But in 1995 a lost file from the State Archives turned up, a file that contained the complete interrogations of Rasputin’s inner circle. With this extensive and explicit amplification of the historical record, Edvard Radzinsky has written a definitive biography, reconstructing in full the fascinating life of an improbable holy man who changed the course of Russian history.

ITEM #0008
PUBLISHED: 2000
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW! with minor wear on dustjacket
524 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIA
Eyewitness Guide

English text. Richly illustrated with 100s of colour photos

Using unique illustrated maps and 3-D cutaway drawings of key locations, travelers can discover the grandeur of the Kremlin, the Palace Embankment in St. Petersburg, and the historic sights in the Olympic city of Sochi — nearly 100 illustrations in all. Throughout, special features illuminate Russia's history and cultural heritage, local cuisine, and experiences sure to last a lifetime, like where to watch the world-famous Russian Ballet.

Full-color maps, city plans, and thematic tours and walks enable travelers to explore the country region-by-region, as well as when traveling in the main cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Hotel and restaurant listings include DK Choice recommendations, and the practical trip-planning section covers visa information, air and train travel, when to go to Russia, and so much more.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Russia truly shows you this country as no other guidebook can.

ITEM #0005
PUBLISHED: 2013
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
336 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


GRAND DUCHESS ELIZABETH OF RUSSIA
New Martyr of the Communist Yoke
by Lubov Millar

New Expanded Edition. English text. Hard cover. Richly Illustrated.

No woman has been more noble, none has left so strong an imprint of her personality on the blood-soaked pages of Russian history. - Grand Duke Alexander Michailovich

The strikingly beautiful granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Grand Duchess Elizabeth married Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, governor of Moscow and uncle to Tsar Nicholas II. Her life in Imperial Russia began in a whirlwind of dazzling social engagements, a world soon eclipsed by war, the assassination of her husband and the gathering storm of revolution.

Consciously adopting the Orthodox Faith, she thoroughly dedicated herself to fulfilling the Great Commandment of Love nursing the sick, rescuing children from Moscow's slums, establishing the Martha-Mary Convent of Mercy—and thereby attained sanctity even before receiving a martyr's crown.

Originally published in 1990, Lubov Millar's biography, the most extensive to date, brings together a wealth of source materials, including never before published letters by the Grand Duchess and more than 100 pages of photographs, to illumine the life of this extraordinary spiritual heroine and the turbulent times in which she lived. With the addition of new materials, this new 2009 edition contains over 500 pages, including more than 100 pages of photographs.

ITEM #1005
PUBLISHED: 2009
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
388 Pages, Illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SAVING THE TSAR'S PALACES
by Christopher Morgan and Irina Orlova

Illustrated with 9 Colour and 42 Black & White Photos

Millions of people annually visit the great country palaces built by the tsars in a circle round St. Petersburg. Created by artists from all over Europe, with untold serf labour at their disposal, the palaces were intended to impress and they do. Today, in the corner of most rooms, a single black and white photograph shows the same room in 1944, amid the smouldering wreckage found by Russian soldiers returning after the three-year siege of Leningrad. Forced to abandon the palaces, the Nazis vented their anger on the treasures they occupied.

The story behind these photographs is in many ways more impressive even than the rooms themselves. It is the story of a relatively small band of talented Russians who were determined not to allow their country’s heritage to be swept away by all the horrors of the twentieth century. The palaces today are truly the work of Russians but restorers have to be self-effacing. There have been books about what they did but not about them. In Saving The Tsars’ Palaces, Christopher Morgan and Irina Orlova vividly recount the remarkable story of those who battled to save the palaces, not just during and after the war, but during the Revolution and the harsh times that followed.

ITEM #1010
PUBLISHED: 2005
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
178 Pages, Illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ALEXANDER PALACE
Pages from the History
by Larissa Bardovskaya

First English-language book on the Alexander Palace. Richly illustrated!

This small, but richly illustrated book offers a history of the Alexander Palace and it’s August residents, from Emperor Alexander I to the last residents, Emperor Nicholas II and his family.

The text explores the history of the palace and it’s residents, particularly that of Nicholas II and his family; the post revolutionary period, the Soviet years, post WW2 period, restorations to the present day.

The book contains 61 photographs and illustrations - mostly colour. These include images of the palace and it’s interiors (historic and contemporary), as well as the members of the Russian Imperial family who resided at the Alexander Palace from the beginning of the 18th to early 20th century.

Imported from Russia, this is the first English-language book on the Alexander Palace to be published. The text is written by Larissa Bardovskaya, Chief Curator of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve since 1984. She is the author of numerous books on the Romanovs and their palaces at Tsarskoye Selo.

Imported from Russia. English text!

ITEM #1040
PUBLISHED: 2008
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
34 Pages, Illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


GRAND DUKE NIKOLAI NIKOLAEVICH
Supreme Commander of the Russian Army
by Paul Robinson

The first English-language biography of the famous Romanov grand duke

Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov (1856–1929) was a key figure in late Imperial Russia, and one of its foremost soldiers. At the outbreak of World War I, his cousin, Tsar Nicholas II, appointed him Supreme Commander of the Russian Army. From 1914 to 1915, and then again briefly in 1917, he was commander of the largest army in the world in the greatest war the world had ever seen. His appointment reflected the fact that he was perhaps the man the last Emperor of Russia trusted the most. At six foot six, the Grand Duke towered over those around him. His fierce temper was a matter of legend. However, as Robinson’s vivid account shows, he had a more complex personality than either his supporters or detractors believed.

In a career spanning 50 years, the Grand Duke played a vital role in transforming Russia’s political system. In 1905, the Tsar assigned him the duty of coordinating defence and security planning for the entire Russian empire. When the Tsar asked him to assume the mantle of military dictator, the Grand Duke, instead of accepting, persuaded the Tsar to sign a manifesto promising political reforms. Less opportunely, he also had a role in introducing the Tsar and Tsarina to the infamous Rasputin. A few years after the revolution in 1917, the Grand Duke became de facto leader of the Russian émigré community.

Despite his importance, the only other biography of the Grand Duke was written by one of his former generals in 1930, a year after his death, and it is only available in Russian. The result of research in the archives of seven countries, this groundbreaking biography—the first to appear in English— covers the Grand Duke’s entire life, examining both his private life and his professional career. Paul Robinson’s engaging account will be of great value to those interested in World War I and military history, Russian history, and biographies of notable figures.

ITEM #1026
PUBLISHED: 2014
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
435 Pages, Illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


GRAND DUCHESS MARIA PAVLOVNA
by Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova

Imported from Russia. Includes 20 Chapters and 325 Black & White Illustrations

This is the first English-language study of the life of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna (1854-1920). It was published in 2014 to coincide with the 160th anniversary of her birth. She was born Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, she married Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909) in 1874. Known as "Miechen" or "Maria Pavlovna the Elder", she was the mother of Grand Dukes Kirill, Boris and Andrei Vladimirovich and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna.

Russian historians and Romanov experts Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova, have participated in conferences both in Russia and abroad; delivered lectures and written articles on a regular basis on the Romanov dynasty, including nearly 30 articles devoted to the life of Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna.

The authors utilized considerable numbers of archival documents that they collected during many years researching in various archives, both in Russia and abroad for their latest book, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, which includes 20 chapters and more than 300 photographs from archives and private collections—including many previously unseen photographs. The sister-authors’ detailed knowledge of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna further enriches this very unique book.

Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova are the co-authors of Russia and Europe – Dynastic Ties (2012), and Empress Maria Feodorovna’s Favorite Residences in Russia and Denmark (2006).

ITEM #1042
PUBLISHED: 2014
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
168 Pages, Illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ANASTASIA'S ALBUM
by Hugh Brewster

Illustrated with more than 130 colour and black & white photos and illustrations!

The life and gruesome death of the last Tsar of Russia and his family have fascinated readers for decades. Even more intriguing is speculation about the fate of his youngest daughter, Anastasia. Did she or didn’t she escape the assassins’ bullets? Hugh Brewster can’t give us a definite answer about that but he does an excellent job of filling in the background details. He has selected judiciously from the myriad pictures taken by the young Grand Duchess herself and added archival photos and newly shot colour pictures of Romanov palaces and artifacts to recreate Anastasia’s life from birth to that horrible moment when, 17 years later, the family was murdered in a small basement room by their Bolshevik guards.

As the title suggests, Anastasia relates much of her own story through photos and excerpts from letters.This is a family story: typical in its sibling sparrings, family trips to the seaside, the necessity of finishing schoolwork correctly; atypical in the opulence of the surroundings and the isolation of the family from the world outside the palace gates. But reality ultimately forces its way into Anastasia’s circumscribed world and Brewster deftly explains enough of the history behind the Tsar’s forced abdication to make the family’s imprisonment and later assassination comprehensible to readers with no background knowledge of the period. While the last chapter does not shrink from details of the family’s last hours, it doesn’t dwell on the horror. Brief mention is made of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be Anastasia, and of the DNA evidence that proved she wasn’t. Anastasia’s Album is engrossing and enjoyable as a picture storybook. The glossary and list of sources make it a useful reference tool as well.

ITEM #7352
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
64 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 25.00 USD + 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 USD + 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: 75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ELLA
Princess, Saint and Martyr
by Christopher Warwick

Considered to have been the most beautiful princess in Europe, capable of arousing 'profane passions', Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine, or 'Ella' as she was known, was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria and the daughter of Princess Alice of Great Britain and Grand Duke Louis of Hesse. A privileged, happy Victorian childhood was touched by tragedy not only with the early deaths of her youngest brother and sister but also that of her young mother.

Close to Queen Victoria, Ella spent some of her happiest times in Britain. At 20, however, much against the wishes of her grandmother, who despised everything Russian, Ella became engaged to Grand Duke Serge Alexandrovich, the authoritarian younger brother of Tsar Alexander III. It was at their wedding that her younger sister, Alix, formed a love match with the future Tsar Nicholas II; an event which not only sealed the fate of both sisters, but that of the Imperial House of Romanov. But for these two marriages, the history of Russia might have been very different. With the assassination of her husband, Ella renounced society and, against considerable opposition, founded the first religious Order of its kind in Russia, working for the poor and destitute of Moscow. Though loved for her charitable works and pionerering achievements, Ella, like Nicholas, Alexandra, and fourteen members of their family, met a brutal death at the hands of the Bolsheviks. At the height of the Russian Revolution, she was taken captive to Siberia where, having been clubbed with rifle butts, she was hurled alive into a disused mineshaft and left to die of her injuries. Later retrieved, her incorrupt body was eventually laid to rest on the Mount of Olives. She was subsequently canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church as the Holy Imperial Martyr Saint Elisabeth Romanova.

ITEM #2102
PUBLISHED: 2006
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
340 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 40.00 USD + 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 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE FALL OF THE ROMANOVS
by Mark D. Steinberg and Vladimir M. Khrustalev

The compelling and poignant story of the arrest, captivity, and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted—and romanticized—for decades. Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts, perceptions, and judgments of the individuals involved—Nicholas and Alexandra, their children, and the men who guarded and eventually killed them.

This deeply moving book is based on documents and photographs from recently opened Russian archives and from Western collections. The documents, which appear for the first time in English (the language in which some of them were originally written), include correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra during the February 1917 revolution; portions of their diaries; minutes of government meetings, telegrams, and other official papers concerning the arrest, confinement, and execution of the Romanovs; letters written by the captive tsar and his family to friends and relatives; appeals from Russian citizens concerning the fate of the Romanovs; and testimonies by the revolutionaries who guarded and executed them.

Mark D. Steinberg sets the stage for this dramatic saga of revolution in a text that provides engrossing narrative and sensitive exploration of ideas and values and that draws on the whole range of archival and published documents. He and Vladimir M. Khrustalëv also provide notes identifying people and explaining terms. Together, the text and documents challenge the conventional image of Nicholas as weak and witless and of Alexandra as either the preoccupied mother of a hemophiliac heir or as the treasonous "German empress." Instead they tell an ironic tale of individuals whose fatalistic spirituality and unbending faith in an archaic political culture allowed them to fall victim to revolutionaries whose political dreams had yet to be proven false.

ITEM #7357
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
444 Pages, Illustrated
Language: English
PRICE: 35.00 USD + 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: 25.00 USD + 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: 50.00 USD + 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 USD + 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: 25.00 USD + 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: 25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ART RUSSE. 16 DECEMBER, 2013
OLIVER COUTAU-BEGARIE, PARIS

ITEM #0001
PUBLISHED: 2013
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
120 Pages, richly illustrated
Language: FRENCH
PRICE: 35.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ART RUSSE. 19-20 MAY, 2015
OLIVER COUTAU-BEGARIE, PARIS

ITEM #8001
PUBLISHED: 2015
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
152 Pages, richly illustrated
Language: FRENCH
PRICE: 35.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIAN COINS, ORDERS AND MEDALS. 10 JANUARY, 2013
DMITRY MARKOV, NEW YORK

ITEM #8007
PUBLISHED: 2013
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW COPY
208 Pages, richly illustrated
Language: ENGLISH
PRICE: 35.00 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + 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: 35.00 USD + 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: 75.00 USD + 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: 10.00 USD + 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: 50.00 USD + 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: 30.00 USD + 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: 150.00 USD + 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: 25.00 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + 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: 50.00 USD + 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: 50.00 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + 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 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance



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