SOVEREIGN
Edited by Paul Gilbert

A total of 1,546 pages of reading!
and more than 1,000 black and white photos!

The articles featured in SOVEREIGN are not a rehash of everything written over the past century about his life and reign. There are no conspiracy theories, nor does SOVEREIGN attempt to sweep history under the rug, or whitewash Russia's last emperor and tsar.

Instead, SOVEREIGN features many first English language works by Russian historians and experts, based on new archival documents discovered since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Each issue is 120+ pages or more and illustrated throughout.
ALL NEW unopened copies, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #7000
PUBLISHED: 2015-2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
11 ISSUES
Language: English
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NICHOLAS II. PORTRAITS
by Paul Gilbert

English text. Richly Illustrated!

The first book of its kind ever published, Nicholas II. Portraits explores a century of portraits of Russia’s last emperor and tsar.

It features beautiful colour covers, 140 pages, and richly illustrated with 175 black and white photographs, many full-page, with detailed and informative captions.

This unique title features an introduction, as well as a series of short articles, including: Serov’s Unfinished 1900 Portrait of Nicholas II; A Nun’s Gift to Russia’s New Tsar. The Fate of a Portrait; Galkin’s Ceremonial Portrait of Nicholas II Discovered; and more!

Famous portraits and their respective artists are all represented, including Serov, Repin, Lipgart, Tuxen, Bakmanson, Becker, Bogdanov-Belsky, Kustodiev, and many others.

The last section (28 pages) of the book is dedicated to the works of contemporary Russian artists, who have painted outstanding portraits of Nicholas II since the fall of the Soviet Union.

It is interesting to note that my research for this book was primarily from Russian sources, and I discovered portraits which were new, even to me!

Includes 175 black and white photographs. This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0492
PUBLISHED: 2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
140 pages
Language: English
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MEMORIES IN THE MARBLE PALACE
by Prince of the Imperial Blood Gabriel Constaninovich

English text. Illustrated!

Born at Pavlovsk in 1887, Gabriel Constantinovich was the second son of the Grand Duke Constantine Constantinovich and the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mavrikievna. He was a great-grandson of Emperor Nicholas I.

He was born into a privileged world, growing up in lavish luxury in some of the most magnificent of the Romanov palaces including the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg, the Constantine Palace at Strelna, Pavlovsk and the family’s country estate at Ostashevo.

His memoirs, published here for the first time in English, paint a magnificent portrait of the beauty and splendour of the Russian Court in its twilight years before the First World War.

Gabriel recalls many events at the Russian Court, which he describes in vivid detail: elaborate balls and lavish dinners, four royal weddings, the Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, and the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty.

His memoirs also share many new anecdotes about his parents, his brothers and sisters, as well as those of his extended family. These included grand dukes and duchesses, princes and princesses. Gabriel paints a very sympathetic portrait of the last tsar, whom he held in very high regard.

His more solemn memories relive the personal pain he experienced at the death of his brother Oleg, his beloved father, and the horrors of World War One and his imprisonment. He experienced the nightmare of the Revolution that was to engulf his beloved Russia. His release from prison and escape from certain death at the hands of the Bolsheviks is nothing short of a miracle, thanks to the efforts of his wife. Together, they fled to Finland and lived the rest of their lives in exile in Paris. Gabriel’s memoirs are supplemented with excerpts from the diaries of his brother, Oleg, who perished in 1914, and his wife, Antonina Raphailovna Nesterovskaya, whom he married in 1917.

This is the story of a member of the Romanov dynasty who lived to tell his story of life at the Russian Court. Now, after more than half a century, his story may finally be read and appreciated in the English language.

Includes 28 black and white photographs. This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0487
PUBLISHED: 2020
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
290 pages
Language: English
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DEAREST NICKY . . . DARLING MAMA

Letters Between Emperor Nicholas II and his
Mother Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1879-1917

English text. More than 200 letters!

Written between the years 1879, when Nicky was a little boy, and 1917, after his abdication, this collection of more than 200 letters are a revelation of the personalities of the Emperor and his Empress mother. They were never part of the imperial archives but the cherished possession of both correspondents, carried with them wherever they went. At the outbreak of the revolution, the letters were confiscated by the Soviets.

From some five hundred of them, Edward J. Bing has selected and translated from the French and Russian those which have particular bearing on the Tsar’s relatives in England, Germany, Italy and Greece; on political personages in Russia, and their Romanov relatives. All of their family but Uncle Willie, the German Emperor, found a place in their affections. To them, he was always an exhibitionist, dangerous in his national ambition. Uncle Bertie, Aunt Alix, Georgie, May, and Granny—respectively King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, King George V, Queen Mary and Queen Victoria—emerge as human beings, minus crowns and ermine.

The correspondence sheds considerable light on Nicholas II’s character, family affairs, and politics, especially in regard to the 1905 Revolution. In the preface, R.H. Bruce-Lockhart provides an interesting assessment of the correspondence and its historical significance.

These letters are essentially human documents of great historic importance, and in the case of the Tsar, will alter many preconceived notions of his character, and the negative assessment which has persisted for more than a century.

NOTE: Dearest Nicky, Darling Mama was originally published in England in 1937, under the title The Letters of Tsar Nicholas and Empress Marie; they were published in the United States in 1938, under the title The Secret Letters of the Last Tsar.

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ITEM #0488
PUBLISHED: 2020
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
244 pages
Language: English
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LOST SPLENDOUR
by Prince Felix Yussupov

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Originally published in 1952, this astonishing memoir brings you deep inside the world of majesty and intrigue at the end of the Romanov dynasty. This is a new English-language, illustrated edition, imported from Russia.

Born to great riches, master of vast feudal estates and many palaces, Felix Yussupov led the life of a grand lord in the days before the Russian Revolution. Married to a niece of Tsar Nicholas II, he could observe at close range the rampant corruption and intrigues of the imperial court, which culminated in the rise to power of the sinister monk Rasputin. Finally, impelled by patriotism and his love for the Romanov dynasty, which he felt was in danger of destroying itself and Russia, he killed Rasputin in 1916 with the help of the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and others. More than any other single event, this deed helped to bring about the cataclysmic upheaval which ended in the advent of the Soviet regime.

The author describes the luxury and glamour of his upbringing, which to us seems like some tale from the Arabian Nights, fantastic episodes at night clubs and with the gypsies in St. Petersburg, grand tours of Europe, dabbling in spiritualism, occultism, and an occasional conscience-stricken attempt to alleviate the lot of the poor.

Here is an extraordinary personal history which has all the excitement of a thriller-and is also important in the history of one of the greatest events of modern times. Illustrated with 29 black and white photographs.

Includes 29 black and white photographs. This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0349
PUBLISHED: 2014
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
329 pages
Language: English
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LAST YEARS OF THE COURT AT TSARSKOE SELO
Volume I, 1906-1910
by General Alexandre Spiridovitch

English text. Illustrated!

Here, at last, is the first English translation (Katherine Alexandra Hines) of the memoirs of Général Alexandre Spiridovitch (1873-1952) in two volumes. Handpicked by Nicholas II himself, Spiridovitch served as the personal security chief for the last tsar and his family from 1906-1916. He was also responsible for the security of the tsar’s residences. This first volume covers the years 1906-1910.

Like a richly painted canvas, Spiridovitch’s memoirs offer the reader a glimpse into the private world of the last tsar of Russia and his family. His personal eye witness accounts reveal details about their day-to-day lives, the Imperial residences, as well as interesting assessments of the men and women at the Russian Court, including the grand dukes and grand duchesses, as well as ministers and other officials.

Spiridovitch and his men were highly recognized for their counter-terrorist work. His memoirs reveal their efforts to protect the Emperor from revolutionaries working within Russia.

Many of the 59 photographs in this book come from the private collection of the author himself who was an avid photographer.

Spiridovitch was a pillar of honesty and trust, articulate, and intelligent, loyal to his God, the Tsar and Mother Russia. He was truly a gentleman beyond reproach. His memoirs offer one of the most honest and comprehensive accounts of the character and personality of Emperor Nicholas II during the twilight years of the monarchy.

Includes 59 black and white photographs. This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0489
PUBLISHED: 2010
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
409 pages
Language: English
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BONES OF CONTENTION
The Russian Orthodox Church & the Ekaterinburg Remains
by Paul Gilbert

English text. Illustrated!

The reopening of the investigation into the death of Nicholas II and his family in 2015, caused a wave of indignation against the Russian Orthodox Church. This book presents the position of both the Moscow Patriarchate and the Investigation Committee.

This is the first English language title to explore the position of the Orthodox Church in Russia with regard to the Ekaterinburg remains. The author’s research for this book is based exclusively on documents from Russian media and archival sources.

This unique title features an introduction by the author, plus three essays and three interviews, on such topics as the grounds for the canonization of Nicholas II and his family by the Moscow Patriarchate in 2000; comparative details of the Sokolov investigation in 1919, and the investigations carried out in the 1990s to the present; reluctance of the Moscow Patriarchate to officially recognize the remains as authentic; interesting findings of Russian journalist, producer and screenwriter Elena Chavchavadze in her documentary Regicide. A Century of Investigation; and the author’s own attempt to provide some answers to this ongoing and long drawn-out investigation for example: “Will Alexei and Maria be buried with the rest of their family?” and “Will the Imperial Family remains be reinterred in a new cathedral in Ekaterinburg?”.

Interviews with Vladimir Soloviev, Chief Major Crimes Investigator for the Central Investigate Department of the Public Prosecution Office of the Russian Federation and Archpriest Oleg Mitrov, a member of the Synodal Commission for the Canonization of Saints – BOTH key players in the Ekaterinburg remains case, reveal the political undertones of this to this ongoing and long drawn-out investigation.

Includes 55 black and white photographs. This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0490
PUBLISHED: 2020
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
156 pages
Language: English
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LIFE & TRAGEDY OF ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA
by Sophie Buxhoeveden

THIS EDITION IS A HARD-COVER REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL 1928 EDITION

The intimate life of the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna is told by the Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden who became acquainted with the Empress in 1904, and in 1913 was appointed a lady-in-waiting.

From the outbreak of the Revolution, the Baroness shared the captivity of the Imperial Family, remaining with them till May 1918 — just before the tragedy at Ekaterinburg — when, with the rest of the household, she was forcibly separated from them. This book is in part a vindication of the Empress, contrasting her devotion to her husband and his country and the affection felt for her by those who really knew her, with the widespread rumours of her unpopularity and the part she played in bringing about the calamity which had overwhelmed Russia.

Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden (1883-1956), served as a lady in waiting to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. She was often chosen by the Empress to accompany the four grand duchesses on official duties. Sophie Buxhoeveden was the author of two other memoirs about the Imperial family and about her own escape from Russia: Left Behind: Fourteen Months in Siberia. December 1917-February 1919 (1929) and Before the Storm (1938).

Illustrated with 18 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0484
PUBLISHED: 2014
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
360 pages
Language: English
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MY RUSSIAN LIFE
by Princess Marie Bariatinsky

THIS EDITION IS A HARD-COVER REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL 1923 EDITION

This remains one of the most interesting memoirs written by a member of the Russian aristocracy, featuring fascinating details about Princess Marie Bariatinsky's (1876-1933) life in Tsarist Russia, and her impressions of the Imperial Family.

The author’s husband was a personal friend of Tsar Nicholas II, so that both Prince and Princess Bariatinsky attended all the important Court functions. The Tsar’s Coronation, the magnificent ball that followed, the Emperor’s historic visit to Paris in 1901, the Bariatsinky’s life in Manchuria, regimental duties in Tashkent, home life on the vast Bariatinsky estate are all vividly depicted in these reminiscences.

The personalities of the Tsar and Tsarina, Grand Dukes and Russian Generals are intimately portrayed. During the First World War the Princess superintended a hospital at Kiev, once invaded by the Bolsheviks.

As a writer, Princess Bariatinsky possesses a distinct gift of graphic eye-witness description, while a lively style adds to the attractiveness of her reminiscences.

Illustrated with 18 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0483
PUBLISHED: 2014
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
351 pages
Language: English
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AT THE COURT OF THE LAST TSAR
by A.A. Mossolov

THIS EDITION IS A HARD-COVER REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL 1935 EDITION

Alexander Alexandrovich Mosolov (1854-1939), was a Russian military commander, diplomat, and Lieutenant-General. From 1900-1916, he served as permanent secretary of the Ministry of the Imperial Court - his immediate superior was the Minister of the Imperial Court, Count Vladimir Fredericks. He was the head of court censorship (department of the office of the Ministry of the Court), that is, he carried out a preliminary censorship of materials in which persons of the Imperial family were mentioned.

During his sixteen years at the Imperial Court, General Alexander Mossolov, was in close personal touch with the Russian Court. He was among the close circle of Emperor Nicholas II, and here describes the intimate life of the Emperor and Empress and their children, and reveals the strange relations between the Tsar and his Ministers and the foibles and difficult nature of the Empress.

His memoirs provide an interesting picture of foreign affairs as seen from the court of the Father of all the Russians: what “Nicky” thought of the Kaiser’s little ways and how he dealt with his visits and that of King Edward VII. A notable feature is General Mossolov’s authoritative account of the battle fought in a vain attempt to break the demoniacal influence of Rasputin, with descriptions of personal interviews with him.

Illustrated with 14 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0485
PUBLISHED: 2014
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
273 pages
Language: English
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TREASURES OF THE CZARS
Exhibition Catalogue

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

250 rarely seen precious treasures of the 300-year reign of the Romanov dynasty, from the State Museum of the Moscow Kremlin were presented at the Florida International Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, from January 11 to June 11, 1995. The exhibition featured priceless artifacts of Peter the Great, Catherine the Great and Nicholas II. Virtually everything in the collection made their North American debut in this groundbreaking exhibition.

Includes more than 250 colour photographs + more than a dozen articles by Kremlin historians and experts!

ITEM #0232
PUBLISHED: 1995
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
256 pages
Language: English
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GREAT CATHERINE
The Fascinating Story of the Empress of Russia
by Carolly Erickson

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

From the moment the fourteen-year-old Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst agreed to marry the heir to the Russian throne, she was mired in a quicksand of intrigue. Precociously intelligent, self-confident, and attractive but with a stubborn, wayward streak, Sophia withstood a degree of emotional battering that would have broken a weaker spirit until at last she emerged, triumphant over her many enemies, as Empress Catherine II of Russia.

Her achievements as empress were prodigious. She brought vast new lands under Russian rule. She raised the prestige of Russia in Europe. She began the process of imposing legal and political order on the chaos she inherited from her predecessors. Yet few historical figures have been so enthusiastically vilified as Catherine the Great. Whispers that she had ordered her husband's murder grew to murmurs that she was an immoral woman and finally to shouts that she was a depraved, lust-crazed nymphomaniac. With deft mastery of historical narrative and an unsurpassed ability to make the past live again, Carolly Erickson uncovers the real woman behind the tarnished image―an indomitable, feisty, often visionary ruler who, in an age of caveats and constraints, blithely went her own way.

Great Catherine reveals the complexities of this great ruler's nature, her craving for love, her insecurities, the inevitable sorrows and disappointments of a strong empress who dared not share her power with any man yet longed to be led and guided by a loving consort. Great Catherine is a fresh portrait of an infamous historical figure, one that reveals how Catherine's flawed triumph guaranteed her posthumous fame and enhanced the might and renown of Russia for generations to come.

Includes 13 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0566
PUBLISHED: 1994
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
392 pages
Language: English
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PETER THE GREAT
by Henri Troyat

1st US EDITION! ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

In this breathtaking portrait of a Russian colossus, French historian Henri Troyat recreates one of the most crucial eras in Russian history.

Imbued equally with a fascination for progress and absolute power, Peter, like Stalin later, permanently changed the destiny of Russia. He destroyed the Swedish empire, built St. Petersburg, and opened Russia to the West. He was a visionary and he was cruel, gargantuan in his appetite for women and debauchery, which he fostered as a means of surveillance and control. He was also secretive and paranoid, knowing from childhood that he must either eliminate rivals or be eliminated himself.

Henri Troyat carefully builds a picture of a ruler so obsessed with absolutism that he cannot stop himself from killing his son with his own hands. By concentrating on Peter himself, his court, and the social life of Russia at the time, he creates a spellbinding and seamless epic no reader will forget.

Includes 33 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0565
PUBLISHED: 1987
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
392 pages
Language: English
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ALEXANDER OF RUSSIA
Napoleon’s Conqueror
by Henri Troyat

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

In Paris and London, the crowds hailed him as the man who had conquered Napoleon, as the liberator of Europe, and as a benevolent, enlightened monarch. At home he came to be feared as a reactionary, oppressive autocrat in a country where millions of serfs were still treated as little more than personal property.

A grandson of Catherine the Great, a conspirator in the assassination of his own father, and an idealistic and ineffective participant at the Congress of Vienna, Alexander was torn all his life between his liberal illusions and the hard realities of autocratic Russia.

In a brilliant biography of one of the most unorthodox of Russia's tsars, Henri Troyat delivers a masterful portrait of Europe during a momentous period in its modern history.

Includes 35 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0564
PUBLISHED: 1982
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
335 pages
Language: English
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THE ESCAPE OF ALEXEI. SON OF NICHOLAS II
What Happened the Night the Romanov Family Was Executed
by Vladimir Petrov, et al

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Vasily Filatov, a village teacher who lived under the harsh control of the Soviet Union, professed to have had knowledge of the private life of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, and of details surrounding their massacre in 1918, following the Russian Revolution.

In the 1980s, when Soviet archives were opened to the public during perestroika, they were found to verify stories that Filatov had told his family. This book claims that 14-year-old Tsarevich Alexei survived the massacre, and that he and Vasily Filatov were one and the same. Filatov's widow and children provide personal reminiscences.

Includes 100 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0568
PUBLISHED: 1998
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: stain on lower right corner of dust jacket, the contents MINT!
240 pages
Language: English
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CRITICAL COMPANION TO THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
1914-1921
Edited by Edward Acton et al

ENGLISH TEXT.

Drawing on the work of dozens of scholars from Russia, Europe, Japan, and the United States, this encyclopaedic volume provides a useful overview of the early years of the Soviet Union. Among the topics covered are the collapse of the moderate Kerensky government and the rise of Bolshevik power, the sweeping militarization of Soviet society (the Red Army had 4,400,000 regulars in 1920), and the contribution of members of the Russian intelligentsia to the apparatus of the Soviet state. Students of Soviet history will find this compendium, which weighs in at nearly 800 pages, to be a valuable resource.

Includes 44 colour & black and white photographs!

ITEM #0567
PUBLISHED: 1997
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
782 pages
Language: English
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THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR
White Armies
by Mikhail Khvostov & Andrei Karachtchouk

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Soon after the February 1917 revolution, and the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the White Cause began to emerge and oppose the Bolsheviks. There was, however, no single, united White Army to fight the Red Army and the forces available to the Whites represented a spectrum of political factions including monarchist military organisations and social-democrats. Many of the Cossack hosts also sided with the Whites, seeing it as an opportunity to create their own independent states; others remained neutral or hostile to both sides. This fascinating text by Mikhail Khvostov examines the colourful uniforms and the equipment of the White armies of the Russian Civil War (1917-1923).

ITEM #0569
PUBLISHED: 1997
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
48 pages
Language: English
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NICHOLAS II
The Last of the Tsars
by Marc Ferro

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

For this biography, Ferro has searched extensively in Russian archives to illuminate Nicholas's character. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a reluctant leader, a young man forced by the death of his father into a role for which he was ill-equipped. A conformist and traditionalist, Nicholas admired the order, ritual, and ceremony identified with the intangible grandeur of autocracy, and he hated everything that might shake that autocracy--the intelligentsia, the Jews, the religious sects.

His reign, as Ferro documents, was one of continual trouble: a humiliating war with Japan; the 1905 revolution that forced Nicholas to accept a constitutional assembly, the Duma; the international crisis of 1914, leading to World War I; and finally the Revolution of 1917, forcing his abdication. Throughout, we see a Tsar who was utterly opposed to change and to the ferment of ideas that stirred his country, who felt it was his duty to preserve intact the powers God had entrusted in him.

Ferro also provides an intimate portrait of Nicholas's personal life: his wife Alexandra; his four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, sisters; his son and heir Alexis, who suffered from hemophilia; and the various figures in the court, most notably Rasputin, whose ability to revive the frequently ailing Alexis made him indispensable to the Tsaritsa.

Perhaps most intriguing is Ferro's chapter on the fate of the Tsar and his family, examining all the rumors and contradictory testimony that swirl around this still cloudy event. Ferro concludes that Alexandra and her daughters may have survived the revolution, and the woman who later surfaced in Europe claiming to be Anastasia may well have been so.

This authoritative biography by one of the world's great historians shines a bright light on an ordinary man raised to an extraordinary station, who carried an unwanted burden, which crushed him..

ITEM #0575
PUBLISHED: 1991
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
305 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $15.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BAYONETS BEFORE BULLETS
The Imperial Russian Army, 1861-1914
by Bruce W. Menning

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

In the first comprehensive institutional and operational history of the Imperial Russian Army during the crucial period of its modernization, Bruce W. Menning surveys the development of organization, doctrine, and strategy from the aftermath of Russia's defeat in the Crimean War through the wars against Turkey in 1877-1878 and Japan in 1904-1905, to the eve of World War I. Menning weaves analysis of reforms in technology and military an with lively accounts of combat operations and portraits of the personalities involved.

Enhanced by superb battlefield maps, operational diagrams, and rare photographs of the leading Russian military commanders, Bayonets before Bullets offers a fascinating account of the Russian Army's struggle to modernize during a critical era of change.

Includes 14 black & white photographs and 18 maps and diagrams!

ITEM #0574
PUBLISHED: 1992
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
334 pages
Language: English
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SOLDIERS OF THE TSAR
Army and Society in Russia 1462-1874
by John L.H. Keep

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

This volume explores the military aspects of Russian society and the "service state" from its fifteenth-century origins unitl its obsolescence in the age of mass conscription and mechanized warfare. The author examines the complex interplay of military and civilian elements in Russia's administration; the social and economic impact of the armed forces; the way officers and men were recruited and the conditions in which they worked; and the development of opposition to military dominance. Focusing on the human rather than the technical aspects of military history, this book offers a rare picture of the inner life of the armed forces and of the Russian political and social system under the tsars.

Includes 5 maps and diagrams!

ITEM #0573
PUBLISHED: 1985
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
432 pages
Language: English
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ST. PETERSBURG
A Travellers’ Companion
Selected and Introduced by Laurence Kelly

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Featuring a vivid selection from biographies, novels, letters, poems, diaries and memoirs, this volume traces the story of St Petersburg from earliest times. Through these pieces, readers can observe the city's foundation by Peter the Great on the marshy shores of the Gulf of Finland; see how literature and the other arts flowered during the nineteenth century; and observe the often violent turning points of its later history.

First-hand accounts tell of the 1825 Decembrists standing in the snow in Senate Square, refusing to accept Nicholas I as Tsar, being shot down where they stood; of the imprisonment of Dostoevsky and the duel that killed Pushkin; of the last moments of the mad Emperor Paul; and of the storming of the Winter Palace by the crowd in 1917. Many more historic scenes are witnessed by such diverse characters as Tolstoy, Catherine the Great and a voluble maid-servant of Irish descent.

Designed for on-the-spot use by visitors to the city, and as a highly readable anthology for the armchair traveller, this Traveller's Reader includes maps, engravings and notes on history, art, architecture and city life.

Includes 23 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0572
PUBLISHED: 1981
SoftCover Edition
Condition: MINT!
303 pages
Language: English
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THE TRAGIC DYNASTY
A History of the Romanovs
by John Bergamini

English text. Illustrated!

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.

Includes 41 black and white photographs

ITEM #0495
PUBLISHED: 1969
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
512 pages
Language: English
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CZARS
Russia's Rulers for Over One Thousand Years
by James P. Duffy & Vincent L. Ricci

English text. Illustrated!

During the course of most of Russia's turbulent history, czars ruled. The story of these men and women - as diverse as the lands they governed - is, in many ways, the story of Russia itself. From the birth of the Kievan state in the second half of the ninth century to the murder of Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918, historians James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci trace the long and twisted line of imperial rule in Russia, offering many insights into the uses and abuses of absolute power, as well as a glimpse at world history through the eyes of those who made it. The Czars is a vital page in the literature of Russian history.

Includes 21 black and white illustrations and maps

ITEM #0496
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
372 pages
Language: English
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THE QUEST FOR ANASTASIA
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Romanovs
by John Klier

English text. Illustrated!

The Romanov dynasty ended in 1918, when the new Bolshevik regime murdered the Russian Imperial family -- tsar, tsarina, and their five children. Or did it? Did Anastasia and her brother survive? Today, after eight decades, the fate of Anastasia and that of the entire Russian Imperial family is still shrouded in mystery, even after human remains discovered in a pit near Ekaterinburg in the Urals, were confirmed in 1993 as those of the Romanovs. The many reports out of Russia concur that the bodies of 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 and archival materials, he has traveled to Russia, the United States, and Western Europe in search of the lost Romanovs.

What really happened during the night of their execution on July 16, 1918? Can it now be established that it was Nicholas's son, Alexei, and youngest daughter, Anastasia, who were missing when the mass grave was excavated in Ekaterinburg? Until the end of her life Anna Anderson claimed to be Anastasia. Can her well-supported and convincing claim be reconciled with the results of a 1994 DNA test in Britain? Where was the tsar's vast fortune hidden? And why have many of the Romanov relatives and the British and Danish royal families been so obstructive to claims that Anastasia survived the firing squad?

In search of the truth about the tsar's family, Dr. Klier has examined secret archives in Russia; he has had exclusive access to the late James Blair Lovell's private archive of Romanov materials in Washington; and he has taken direct firsthand testimony from scientists and historians working in Russia. The Quest for Anastasia clears the fog of misinformation that has surrounded the Romanovs for the past eight decades.

Includes 32 black and white photographs

ITEM #0355
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
246 pages
Language: English
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THE RUSSIAN ARMY UNDER NICHOLAS I
1825-1855
by John Shelton Curtiss

ENGLISH TEXT.

This book covers the Russian campaigns against the Turks, the Persians, the Poles and Chechnyan rebels. The author analyzes Nicholas I as a commander as well as the development of the Russian army during his reign. Curtiss does a fine job of describing the politics that strained the relationships between Nicholas I and his commanders. He goes into the structure of the Russian Army, its training and equipment, and the daily life of its Soldiers. This book is a great reference for anyone interested in Russian Military history.

ITEM #0563
PUBLISHED: 1965
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
386 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


К. Р. Дневники. Воспоминания. Стихи. Письма
K.R. Diaries, Memories, Poems, Letters
by Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov

IMPORTED FROM RUSSIA. RUSSIAN TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

The book presents the literary heritage of the Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (1858-1915) - his letters, diaries, selected poems.

Includes 22 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0560
PUBLISHED: 1998
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
492 pages
Language: Russian
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


LIVING WATER
Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emacipation
by David Christian

ENGLISH TEXT.

This book is a study of the social, economic, and political role of vodka in 19th-century Russia. Since the ‘Green Serpent’ first appeared in 16th-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in Russian life. Vodka became an essential part of Russian working-class celebrations, whether personal, religious, or commercial. Trade in vodka redistributed wealth upwards through Russian society over several centuries. Indeed, Russia's status as a great power was underpinned by it: by the 19th century, it generated one-third of government revenue — enough to cover most of the costs of the vast army. The dependence on vodka of both people and state endured into the Gorbachev era. However, despite vodka's key role in Russian history, and the complex network of corruption associated with it, the subject has been ignored by most historians until now. This study concentrates on an important transitional era in the history of vodka: the early 19th century. During this period, vodka taxes played the role that salt taxes had played in the ancien régime in France. The abolition of the tax farm in 1863 should be seen as one of the most important of the ‘Great Reforms’ of the 1860s, an era which, in many ways, parallels the glasnost of the 1980s.

ITEM #0553
PUBLISHED: 1990
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
447 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE FORGOTTEN CLASS
The Russian Bourgeoisie from the Earliest Beginnings to 1900
by Valentine T. Bill

ENGLISH TEXT.

There is a school of thought that maintains that, had not the Soviet Russian revolution of October 1917, so drastically altered the development of Russian society, this society would have followed, in the main lines, the course traced by other Western industrialized societies of the democratic type. This development, the school asserts, would have been much smoother and infinitely less traumatic to Russian society and to civil liberties than has been the violent path pursued by the Soviet regime, particularly in the area of rapid industrialization and the forced collectivization of agriculture.

ITEM #0552
PUBLISHED: 1959
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
229 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


IMPERIAL RUSSIA
A Source Book 1700-1917. Third Edition
by Basil Dmytryshyn

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

A collection of basic sources of Imperial Russia's complex political, social, economic and cultural problems; Russia's colonial ambitions in the North Pacific region, the Far East, Central Asia, the Middle Est, the Balkans and Eastern Europe; Russia's wars with Poland, the Ottoman Empire, Napoleonic France, Japan, Austria-Hungary and Germany; and Russian persecution of such non-Russian subjects as Jews, Poles, Ukrainians and Moslems of Central Asia, as well as of many Russians who dared to criticize the government's domestic and foreign policies. 66 selections plus several maps.

Includes 13 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0547
PUBLISHED: 1990
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD!
558 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE EMPERORS AND EMPRESSES OF RUSSIA
Rediscovering the Romanovs
Edited by Donald J. Raleigh

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their history. Through this process they are linking up with Russia's great historiographic tradition while producing work that is fresh and modern. In "The Emperors and Empresses of Russia", renowned Russian historians tell the story of the Romanovs as complex individual personalities and as key institutional actors in Russian history, from the empire builder Peter I to the last tsar, Nicholas II. These portraits are contributions to the writing of history, partaking neither of wooden ideologisation nor of naive romanticisation.

Table of Contents: Peter I, Ian E. Vodarskii; Anna Ivanovna, E.V. Anisimov; Elizaveta Petrovna, V.P. Naumov; Peter III, A.S. Mylnikov; Catherine II, A.B. Kamenskii; Paul I, Iu A. Sorokin; Alexander I, V.A. Fedorov; Nicholas I, T.A. Kapustina; Alexander II, L.G. Zakharova; Alexander III, V.G. Chernukha; Nicholas II, B.V. Ananich and R.Sh. Ganelin.

Includes 11 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0545
PUBLISHED: 1996
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
414 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COMRADES
1917 Russia in Revolution
by Brian Moynahan

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

Moynahan's spellbinding chronicles of Russia in 1917—the year of Kerensky's fumbling provisional government and the Bolsheviks' October coup—ranks among the most vivid books to date on the Russian Revolution. Former London Times foreign correspondent Brian Moynahan describes his material in concrete, human detail: Kerensky's brilliant mocking of Lenin (``Karl Marx never proposed such methods of oriental despotism''); women lined up on icy nights from 3:00 a.m. until the shops opened at 9:00, after which they laboured all day; Lenin, ``obsessed with violence,'' a thug full of hatred who dehumanized his enemies as ``harmful insects . . . bedbugs''; the 1916 murder of Rasputin, ``the Unmentionable''—his name seldom pronounced aloud for fear it would bring bad luck—by a young aristocrat who dabbled in transvestism and the occult. The author conveys the weft and warp of Russia's tattered social fabric as few others have done. He illumines the rottenness of the old regime and the evil brutality that replaced it, showing how the Bolsheviks ruthlessly crushed the centrifugal forces that reasserted themselves in 1991 to shatter the Soviet monolith.

Includes 32 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0544
PUBLISHED: 1992
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
374 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


NICHOLAS and ALEXANDRA
by Robert K. Massie

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.

Includes 21 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0542
PUBLISHED: 2004
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
672 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ROMANOVS
The Final Chapter
by Robert K. Massie

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs: The Final Chapter provides the answers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie presents a colourful panorama of contemporary characters, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, whose findings, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and Great Britain, all contributed to solving one of the great mysteries of the twentieth century.

Includes 36 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0541
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
308 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


DISCOVERING MOSCOW
The Complete Companion Guide
by Helen Boldyreff Semler

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

Organised on the basis of one-day (or shorter) walking excursions, this book guides the reader through eight 8 tempestuous centuries of Muscovite history, art, and architecture, from the palaces, churches, and out-of-town estates of the czars to the monuments of the revolution.

Each excursion is mapped, with sites of interest described in vivid detail and laced with colourful anecdotes. With a full complement of evocative photographs, this book is the complete companion guide to this most fascinating of cities.

NOTE: despite the date it was published (1989), this book remains one of the most comprehensive guides to Russia’s capital, providing many interesting details about the history and interiors of the citys’ historic buildings - PG

Includes 15 colour and 174 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0533
PUBLISHED: 1989
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
384 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ART and ARCHITECTURE OF RUSSIA
by George Heard Hamilton

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

This revised and up-dated history confines itself to Russia west of the Urals, the Russia whose artistic beginnings lay in the response of a newly settled people to the impact of Christianity and the Byzantine Empire. In the first centuries the arts flourished and developed in the independent states and principalities, but gradually native schools in centres like Novgorod and Kiev gave way to centralization based on Moscow. From the emergence of Russia under Peter the Great until the late 19th century, specifically Russian qualities gave way to Western European inspiration and advice. However, as the 19th century developed, there was a reaction from foreign domination and this led to the rediscovery of native traditions.

Includes more than 300 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0532
PUBLISHED: 1990
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
482 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


PERSONALITY AND PLACE IN RUSSIAN CULTURE
Essays in Memory of Lindsey Hughes

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

Lindsey Hughes (1949-2007) made her reputation as one of the foremost historians of the age of Peter the Great by revealing the more freakish aspects of the tsar's complex mind and reconstructing the various physical environments in which he lived. Contributors to Personality and Place in Russian Culture were encouraged to develop any of the approaches featured in Hughes's work: pointillist and panoramic, playful and morbid, quotidian and bizarre. The result is a rich and original collection, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day, in which a group of leading international scholars explore the role of the individual in Russian culture, the myriad variety of individual lives, and the changing meanings invested in particular places.

Includes 20 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0531
PUBLISHED: 1982
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
435 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TRETYAKOV GALLERY
Guidebook

IMPORTED FROM RUSSIA. ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED!

Written by a team of experts from the Cubanasvili Art Institute in Tbilisi, this book provides Western readers with a unique opportunity of discovering the vast panorama of Georgian art and architecture over 14 centuries.

This richly illustrated guidebook includes a history of the Tretyakov collection; floor layout of the six sections of the museum; contents of each room; masterpieces and practical information.

Includes 261 colour photographs!

ITEM #0530
PUBLISHED: 1997
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
287 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE WOODEN ARCHITECTURE OF RUSSIA
Houses, Fortifications, Churches
by Alexander Opolovnikov & Yelena Opolovnikova

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

This volume presents a diversity of wooden structures, from huge cathedrals to miniature churches and monasteries, large houses, izbi, hunters’ cabins, barns, windmills, grim fortress towers, little-known settlements, and famous reconstructions of whole groups of buildings, as in Kizhi.

Drawing on the authors’ unique archive of photographs, drawings and watercolours, the wealth of remarkable documentary material is complemented by the breathtaking colour photographs taken by Yelena Opolovnikova. The great Russian photographer has for many years recorded with zeal the landscapes and wooden buildings of Russia’s far north and Siberia. Includes 305 colour and black & white photographs!

ITEM #0509
PUBLISHED: 1989
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
256 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $125.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIAN ART NOUVEAU
by Elena A. Borisova & Grigory Sternin

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

This large and very heavy book is the first English language book to devote itself exclusively to the Art Nouveau Style as it developed in Russia 1890-1920. It features more than 360 beautiful photographs and illustrations.

Aside from architecture, this volume also explores paintings, graphics, stained glass, porcelain, jewellery, and silverware.

Includes 366 colour and black & white photographs!

ITEM #0516
PUBLISHED: 1988
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
400 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $150.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIAN GRAPHIC DESIGN
1880 - 1917
by Mikhail Anikst & Elena Chernevich

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

This richly illustrated book providesg a glimpse into the world that was brought to an end with the October Revolution. Chernevich visited Moscow in the late '80s and drew upon the holdings of the Lenin State Library for her research, unearthing items that had not been public displayed since the Revolution.

The selections are divided into five chapters, each starting with several pages of text leading into lush colour reproductions. Chapter One covers the "Style Russe", as exemplified in ornate menus, proclamations, announcements, posters and programs reminiscent of illuminated medieval manuscripts. There are also examples drawn from illustrated folk tales, the most remarkable of which were by Ivan Bilibin. Chapter Two covers the Russian Art Nouveau, mostly via posters, cosmetics and candy packaging, the Russian versions of which weren't strikingly different from their Western European counterparts. Chapter Three covers the "World of Art Group", a sort of loose collective of energetic and prolific St. Petersburg artists underwritten by various industrialist philanthropists. Much of their work falls into the realm of illustration and design of posters, books, theater programs, and smaller pieces to accompany articles, poems, and stories in journals.

The largest section of the book is Chapter Four, which deals with "Commercial Graphics". It's stuffed with materials, mostly posters and broadsheets, advertising products ranging including horseshoes, gunpowder turbines, galoshes, various foodstuffs, Singer sewing machines, and of course cigarettes. There are also plenty of examples of packaging and even wine labels. These are incredibly vivid and elaborate works that are somewhat eerie given the revolution that was to come. The final section is about "Political Graphics", which is limited to posters for war bonds and war-related charities, and a great deal of examples of "luboks".

Includes 355 illustrations, 294 in full colour!

ITEM #0514
PUBLISHED: 1991
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE RUSSIAN CENTURY
A Photographic History of Russia’s 100 Years
by Brian Moynahan

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED!

From the image of a nun drawing water near the Pontetayevsky Convent in 1904 to a shot of Russians joyfully swilling vodka in the post-Communist era, this photo history offers an excellent overview of Russia's tragic history in the 20th century. The photographs were culled from numerous Russian archives, most previously sealed, and the result is a fresh and startling view of an embattled nation. The image of women harnessed to a barge in Tsarist Russia contrasts painfully with the group portrait of elegant young ladies at the Smolny Institute in St. Petersburg; other images move from the Communist takeover through the horrors of collectivization, World War II, and the Gulag to the achievements of the postwar years and the collapse of communism. The text is as good as the photos, which isn't often true in photo spreads like this; British journalist Moynahan neatly condenses Russia's history while retaining a flair for the telling anecdote. An excellent addition to history, photography, and subject collections.

Includes more than 300 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0508
PUBLISHED: 1994
Large Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
320 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $135.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RUSSIAN STYLE 1700-1920
Court and Country Dress from the Hermitage
Exhibition Catalogue

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

Russian Style 1700-1920; Court and Country Dress from the Hermitage,' offers Westerners a rare glimpse into the glittering world of the Imperial Family and their courtiers. The more than 200 items, from the textile collection of the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad, illustrate the development of Russian fashion from the beginning of the 18th century up to the Revolution in 1917.

This catalogue features descriptions + photos of the all of the exhibits at the rear of the book. The exhibition was held in the Barbican Art Gallery in London, from 29th January to 26th April 1987.

Includes more than 40 colour and 200 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0510
PUBLISHED: 1987
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
166 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE KREMLIN
by Abraham Ascher

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

A wonderful pictorial detailing the history, and building of the Kremlin in Russia. Engrossing the narrative are some 120 illustrations—one half in full colour. Manuscript illuminations, revered icons—both religious and historical—and numerous paintings, woodcuts, and photographs (taken during the Soviet years) trace the evolution of the Kremlin through the more than eight centuries of its tumultuous history.

A special section, The Kremlin in Literature, assembles excerpts from the works of Catherine the Great, Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Pushkin, Winston Churchill and Alexander Solzhenitsyn—all showing the profound impact of the Kremlin on world literature. A reference section—including a chronology of Russian history, an illustrated guide to the buildings within the Kremlin walls, a genealogy of the Romanov dynasty, concludes the volume.

Includes 120 colour and black & white photographs!

ITEM #0512
PUBLISHED: 1972
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
172 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SUR LES PAS DES TSARS A SAINT-PETERSBOURG
by Jean Des Cars

FRENCH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

Saint Petersburg is reborn from its past, at the same time as it regained its magical pre-revolutionary name. And, according to the will of its founder Peter the Great, it opened again to the West to reveal its treasures: restored palaces, prestigious collections, memories of a brilliant literary and musical life ...

French historian Jean des Cars, and photographer Jérôme da Cunha lead us in the footsteps of the Tsars in Saint Petersburg. Together, they have produced this beautifully illustrated volume which shares with the reader the intimacy of the Imperial Family, from Peter I to Nicholas II.

The fate of the Romanovs is inscribed through the beautiful palaces, the secrets of the Hermitage, the restored beauty of the residences of Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk and Peterhof. Here are the highlights of one of the world’s most beautiful cities and its magnificent architecture.

Includes more than 150 colour photographs!

ITEM #0515
PUBLISHED: 1992
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
128 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $40.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ZARMODER BLANT ZARMORDERE
Enkekejserinde Dagmar og Danmark 1917-1928
by Bent Jensen

Imported from Denmark. Danish text. Illustrated.

A Danish language biography about Princess Dagmar (future Empress Maria Feodorovna), who married Emperor Alexander III, and mother of Emperor Nicholas II.

Illustrated with 32 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0459
PUBLISHED: 1997
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
170 pages
Language: Danish
PRICE: $10.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE END OF CHIVALRY
The Last Great Cavalry Battles, 1914-1918
by Alexis Wrangel

English text. Illustrated.

In this book, Alexis Wrangel presents the accounts - given in their own words - of survivors of the last full-scale battles fought by men on horseback. These reports have an authenticity, and immediacy, that brings to life a now vanished phase of warfare that was as old as civilization.

Alexis Petrovich Wrangel (1922-2005) is the son of General Pyotr Nikolaevich Wrangel (1878-1928), the Russian cavalry commander of the First World War.

Illustrated with 23 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0458
PUBLISHED: 1982
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Good solid copy!
178 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS
The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
by Helen Rappaport

1st US Edition. English text. Illustrated!

On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children – Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey – were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets.

On the 100-year-anniversary of these brutal murders, historian Helen Rappaport set out to uncover why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments failed to save them. It was not, ever, a simple case of one British King’s loss of nerve. In this race against time, many other nations and individuals were facing political and personal challenges of the highest order.

In this incredible detective story, Rappaport draws on an unprecedented range of unseen sources, tracking down missing documents, destroyed papers and covert plots to liberate the family by land, sea and even sky. Through countless twists and turns, this revelatory work unpicks many false claims and conspiracies, revealing the fiercest loyalty, bitter rivalries and devastating betrayals as the Romanovs, imprisoned, awaited their fate.

Includes 42 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0418
PUBLISHED: 2018
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
372 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ANASTASIA'S ALBUM
The Last Tsar's Youngest Daughter Tells Her Story
by Hugh Brewster

English text. Illustrated!

Shielded from St Petersburg society, the last tsar's four daughters enjoyed a simple life of almost cloudless happiness. Their evenings were spent with their parents, reading aloud and pasting snapshots into albums. Drawing on these precious personal keepsakes - long hidden in Russian archives - this work offers a glimpse into the intimate family life of the last Romanovs.

Illustrated in scrapbook style with Anastasia's own letters, photographs and watercolours, this album brings the youngest of the tsar's daughters to life - a tomboy who scrambled up snowy mountains to sled down on a silver tray. Letters from Anastasia's final heartbreaking days in captivity show that even the filthy conditions and the brutal treatment of her revolutionary jailers could not shake her faith.

Includes 135 colour / black and white photographs.

ITEM #0351
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
62 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ROMANOVS
by Virginia Cowles

English text. Richly Illustrated!

For over 300 years, the Romanov family ruled over Russia. Its glittering Tsars and Tsarinas were autocratic despots, who between them embraced all the vices (and too few of the virtues) of absolute rulers. Their name has become a byword for excess, avarice and cruelty, they have aroused intrigue and horror in equal measure.

Virginia Cowles offers a portrait gallery of the outstanding members of this incredible family — from Alexis (a Tartar in his wrath) and Peter the Great (a terrifying giant) to the nymphomaniac Catherine and the doomed Nicholas II, last of the Tsars. Their domination of Russia was brought to an end in March 1917, as a result of the February Revolution. Of the 65 family members, 18 were killed by the Bolsheviks and the remaining 47 were exiled abroad.

Delving behind the mass of obscure and unfamiliar historical detail, she reveals the characters and personal ties behind these strange, and often daunting, figures. She looks beyond what is written about them in the history books and explores how their family lives and secrets affected the entirety of Russia and its many citizens.

Includes 34 colour and 158 black and white photographs

ITEM #0338
PUBLISHED: 1971
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Tears on DJ edges, otherwise a very good copy
288 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


PAVLOVSK
The Life of a Russian Palace
by Suzanne Massie

English text. Richly Illustrated.

This book by Suzanne Massie, a notable authority on Russian culture, is dedicated to the history of the Palace of Pavlovsk – one of the most splendid palace-and-park ensembles in the environs of St Petersburg. The estate was given by Empress Catherine II as a present to her son Pavel (hence Pavlovsk), the future Emperor Paul I, in 1777.

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 the story of various survivors who carried out the task of restoring the palace to its original splendour.

Includes 116 colour and black and white photographs!

ITEM #0003
PUBLISHED: 1990
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
394 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TSAR
The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra
by Peter Kurth

English text. Richly Illustrated.

This spectacular illustrated history tells the story of the last Romanovs - one of the great tragic love stories of all time - with unparalleled vividness & intimacy. The text, which follows Nicholas & Alexandria from their childhood's to the Siberian cellar where their lives ended, is complemented by rare images from the imperial family's private collections (locked away for decades in Soviet archives, & published here for the first time), as well as by contemporary full-color photographs of the places & palaces the Romanovs knew.

Includes 125 colour and 250 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0288
PUBLISHED: 1998
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
230 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $35.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


петр великий
PETER THE GREAT
by Yuri Ovcyennikov

Imported from Russia. Russian text. Illustrated!

Peter defined the character of the new Russia. The author tells in detail about the difficult childhood of Peter, about his youth, and his later years, when he showed himself to be a wise statesman. The book also tells about his personal life, about the relationships with women, like-minded people and opponents.

A richly illustrated pictorial on the life of Peter the Great, with colour / black and white photos!

ITEM #0280
PUBLISHED: 2001
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
238 pages
Language: Russian
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN RUSSIA
by Fred Mayer

ENGLISH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

This richly illustrated book could be considered out of date in some ways. The book was authored when the Church existed under Soviet rule and Patriarch Pimen (1910-1990) was titular head. However, the book by sections on architecture, worship, Ikons and piety illustrates in colour photographs and beautiful words the splendour of the Orthodox liturgy and worship. None of this has changed and so remains as an inspiration to all Christians.

Published to mark the millennium of the founding of the Orthodox Church, this book was produced, by special arrangement with the Patriarchate of Moscow and the Soviet authorities, under the editorship of Archbishop Pitirim of Volokolamsk. He heads a team of experts who discuss the history of the Church, the nature of its piety, its ceremonies, its icons and frescoes, the splendours of its architecture, and its organization within the Soviet state, before the latters collapse in 1991.

Anyone who loves the Russian Orthodox Church or wishes to see it in depth will love this book. There is a section on history which is correct up to the time of publication, many colour photographs filling the 9"x13" pages of this large book of the worship and life of the Church.

One cannot help but feel the sense of tradition and piety which the book conveys. All Russian Orthodox, and those wishing to know more about the Church should have it.

Includes more than 200 colour photographs!

ITEM #0517
PUBLISHED: 1982
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
254 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $95.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
A Contemporary History
by Jane Ellis

ENGLISH TEXT.

With an impressive mastery of a wide range of sources, Jane Ellis provides a comprehensive account of the life of the Orthodox Church in the USSR from the mid-1960s to the present.

Part I, devoted to the structure of the church, examines parish life, the clergy, theological education, monasticism, publications, the episcopate, the experiences of ordinary believers, and the all important question of church-state relations. This section describes how the Moscow Patriarchate functions, how worship and administration of church life are organized, and what problems are encountered in the process.

Part II chronicles the development of the dissent movement that has grown up within the Russian Orthodox Church during the last two decades. Ellis discussions the widely differing views of the dissenters, independent Orthodox thinkers who not only are protesting against state control of religious life but are also engaging in a profound intellectual and spiritual debate about the future of their church and country.

This thorough and balanced study draws on materials published by the Moscow Patriarchate, samizdat documents, reports of Western visitors, secondary sources, and the Western and Soviet press. Ellis demonstrates that, although freedom of religion does not exist in the Soviet Union, the church remains a vigorous and potent force in Soviet society that the authorities are unable to ignore.

ITEM #0570
PUBLISHED: 1986
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
531 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $35.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


CHRIST IN RUSSIA
The History, Tradition, and Life of the Russian Church
by Helene Iswolsky

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Helene Iswolsky was concerned about the survival of the Russian church under Stalin. After decades of religious persecution, she reports, "the walls of the Russian church have not crumbled." When in 1937 Stalinists admitted the failure of their brutal tactics and resorted instead to "godless propaganda," the Russian church was still very much alive. She discusses the history of the church and its central role in the lives and traditions of the Russian people. She was a personal friend of Alexander Kerensky, whose democratic provisional government in 1917 guaranteed full religious freedom for all faiths until it was overthrown by Lenin's Bolsheviks.

Includes 13 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0550
PUBLISHED: 1960
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Previous owners name on inside page, otherwise EXCELLENT!
213 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


BEHOLD THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD
Praying with Icons
By Henri J.M. Nouwen

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED!

Invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. This book includes four color icons, which can be removed for private contemplation or meditation.

ITEM #0571
PUBLISHED: 1987
Soft Cover Coilbound Edition
Condition: MINT!
80 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MASTERPIECES FROM THE HOUSE OF FABERGE
by Alexander von Solodkoff, et. al

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Former Russian objects expert at Christie's London, Alexander von Solodkoff explores the fascinating story of the House of Faberge and in particular the creative son of the founder Carl Faberge who was allowed the freedom to start creating the egg shaped trinkets that became so popular. Solodkoff also looks at the audience who where purchasing these extravagant items, from royalty to fashionable clientele. This book also features in-depth essays on the firm's history by leading Faberge experts.

Includes more than 350 colour/black and white photos!

ITEM #0439
PUBLISHED: 1986
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
192 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE
Russian Works of Art
Sotheby's

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Catalogue featuring more than 350 works by Faberge, Russian works of art and obects of vertu and silver. From the Sotheby's auction held in New York, on 12th December 1986.

Includes more than 200 colour/black & white photos!

ITEM #0448
PUBLISHED: 1986
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD!
120 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


MARIE ANTOINETTE
The Journey
by Antonia Fraser

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED.

France’s iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Antonia Fraser’s lavish and engaging portrait excites compassion and regard for the queen, immersing the reader not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but in the culture of an unparalleled time and place.

Includes 61 colour and black & white photographs!

ITEM #0529
PUBLISHED: 2001
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
512 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ABSOLUTE MONARCHS
A History of the Papacy
by John Julius Norwich

ENGLISH TEXT. ILLUSTRATED

In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world.

Norwich presents such popes as Innocent I, who in the fifth century successfully negotiated with Alaric the Goth, an invader civil authorities could not defeat; Leo I, who two decades later tamed (and perhaps paid off) Attila the Hun; the infamous “pornocracy”—the five libertines who were descendants or lovers of Marozia, debauched daughter of one of Rome’s most powerful families; Pope Paul III, “the greatest pontiff of the sixteenth century,” who reinterpreted the Church’s teaching and discipline; John XXIII, who in five short years starting in 1958 instituted reforms that led to Vatican II; and Benedict XVI, who is coping with today’s global priest sex scandal. Epic and compelling, Absolute Monarchs is an enthralling history from “an enchanting and satisfying raconteur”.

Includes 30 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0493
PUBLISHED: 2011
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
509 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


K.(u.)K. MATROSENLEBEN 1860-1914
by Dieter Winkler

Imported from Austria. German text. Richly Illustrated.

This richly illustrated album features previously unpublished, unknown photographs of the daily, arduous service of the men who served in the Imperial and Royal) Austro-Hungarian Navy, 1860-1914.

Illustrated with 109 black & white photos.

ITEM #0423
PUBLISHED: 1997
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
120 Pages
Language: German
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ELISABETH
Bilder ihres Lebens
by Johannes Thiele

Imported from Austria. German text. Richly Illustrated.

Johannes Thiele has compiled this wonderful pictorial about Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898), in which one gets to know the other side of this fascinating woman. Many portraits and photos alternate with landscapes and impressions of the time around 1837-1898. In addition, the reader finds many previously unknown photos and pictures of the Empress. A true treasure chest for "Sissi" fans!

Includes more than 370 colour / black & white photographs.

ITEM #0197
PUBLISHED: 2001
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
208 Pages
Language: German
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ELISABETH
Prinzessin in Bayern, Kaiserin von Österreich, Königin von Ungarn
by Gerda Mraz & Ulla Fischer-Westhauser

Imported from Austria. German text. Richly Illustrated.

A richly illustrated pictorial on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898). This volume presents a rich collection of photographs of Sissi from archival sources and private family collections.

Includes more than black & white / sepia colour photographs.

ITEM #0201
PUBLISHED: 1998
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
160 Pages
Language: German
PRICE: $75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


AUF DEN SPUREN VON SISSI
Erinnerungen zum 100. Todestag
by Jean des Cars

Imported from Austria. German text. Richly Illustrated.

*GERMAN EDITION*

This book is reminiscent of the famous Empress and Queen, whose death shocked the entire world more than 100 years ago. Thanks to the support of the descendants of the Empress as well as some museums and institutions, this book offers exceptional information and impressive images.

Both the heirs of Sissi, as well as private individuals and authorities, reveal previously inaccessible treasures and secrets.

Unique representations of the Palaces in Vienna and Budapest, pictures from photo albums as well as excerpts from personal diaries give the reader a unique insight into the life of Elizabeth of Austria.

Includes 230 colour / black & white photographs.

ITEM #0200
PUBLISHED: 1989
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
128 Pages
Language: German
PRICE: $40.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA
by Russell Ash

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was arguably the most successful painter of the Victorian era. For over sixty years he cleverly gave his audience precisely what they wanted. This book is the definitive study of an artist whose sumptuous and stunningly lit scenes have a freshness and immediacy that ever today, a century after they were first exhibited, still have the power to amaze.

The paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema reveal much about 19th-century values. His languid women posed against white marble in dazzling sunlight, his forays into sentimentality, escapism and hedonism were adored by the Victorian public. He acquired fame, honour and wealth, only to have his pre-eminence undermined by the changing tastes of a subsequent generation. This book features his work from private and public collections, in large-format colour plates.

Includes 40 superb full-page colour art plates + 25 additional photographs, bibliography, and a list of Alma-Tadema's paintings in public collections

ITEM #0370
PUBLISHED: 1990
LARGE Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
92 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Art Russe. Souvenirs Historiques 20 Mai 2011
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 20th May 2011.

This sale featured a stunning collection of more than 400 rare and unique pieces of Art Russe, including Faberge, silverware, jewellery, icons, paintings, engravings, photographs, militaria and more.

Includes more than 200 colour photographs!

ITEM #0520
PUBLISHED: 2011
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
87 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Noblesse & Royauté and Art Russe. 15/16 November 2019
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 15th and 16th November 2019.

This sale featured a stunning collection of more than 600 rare and unique pieces of Noblesse & Royauté and Art Russe, including items from the House of Bourbon, Queen Maria Antoinette, House of Bourbon-Parma, Orleans, Napoleon, House of Savoy, Royal House of Denmark and more.

Includes more than 400 colour photographs!

ITEM #0521
PUBLISHED: 2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
176 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Bijoux. Orfevrerie. Objets de Vitrine 4 March 2020
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 4th March 2020.

This sale featured a stunning collection of nearly 300 rare and unique pieces of jewellery, silverware among other items.

Includes more than 200 colour photographs!

ITEM #0522
PUBLISHED: 2020
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
80 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Art Russe. 15 December 2020
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 15th December 2020.

This sale featured a stunning collection of nearly 400 rare and unique pieces of Art Russe, including portraits, photographs, books, coins, silverware, jewellery, Faberge, icons and more.

Includes more than 300 colour photographs!

ITEM #0524
PUBLISHED: 2020
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
114 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Noblesse & Royauté. 18 November 2020
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 15th and 16th November 2019.

This sale featured a stunning collection of more than 400 rare and unique pieces of Noblesse & Royauté, including items from the House of Bourbon, the Comte and Comtesse de Paris, House of Orleans, Napoleon, photographs, letters, the nobility, militaria and more.

Includes more than 300 colour photographs!

ITEM #0523
PUBLISHED: 2020
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
128 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Mobilier & Objets D'Art 19 Janvier 2021
AUCTION CATALOGUE

FRENCH TEXT. RICHLY ILLUSTRATED.

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 19th January 2021.

This sale featured a stunning collection of nearly 300 rare and unique items from the collection of the Countess de la Rochelambert, née Apollonie de Bruges ( 1803-1893 ).

Includes hundreds of colour photographs!

ITEM #0525
PUBLISHED: 2021
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
224 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Noblesse & Royauté 13/14 Juin 2019
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 13th and 14th June 2019.

The sale featured a stunning collection of more than 500 rare and unique pieces of Noblesse & Royauté from the private collections of the Princes Lobanov-Rostovsky, Adolphe Dupuis.

Includes items of the Houses of Bourbon, Orleans, Napoleon, Savoy, and a magnificent collection of Romanov photographs.

Includes more than 500 colour / black & white photographs and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0467
PUBLISHED: 2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
132 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Mobilier & Objets D'Art 24 Mai 2019
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 24th May 2019.

The sale featured a stunning collection of 367 rare and unique pieces of works of art.

The auction features furniture, paintings, sculptures, porcelain, silverware, portraits,and much more.

Includes nearly 400 colour and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0466
PUBLISHED: 2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
224 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Mobilier & Objets D'Art 28 Novembre 2018
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 28th November 2018.

The sale featured a stunning collection of 354 rare and unique pieces of Haute époque and Orientalisme.

The auction features furniture, paintings, sculptures, tapestries, lace, silverware, portraits,and much more.

Includes more than 350 colour photographs and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0421
PUBLISHED: 2018
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
208 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance