||| VISIT OUR MAIN BOOKSHOP ||| ||| WELCOME TO ROYAL RUSSIA |||



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
PRICE: $275.00 USD + FREE SHIPPING ON US/CANADA ORDERS


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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.

This is a NEW unopened copy, still sealed in original shrink wrap.

ITEM #0488
PUBLISHED: 2020
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
244 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


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
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE RUSSIA THAT I LOVED
by Nadine Wonlar-Larsky

THIS EDITION IS A HARD-COVER REPRINT OF THE ORIGINAL 1937 EDITION

No better description of the gay, careless, artistic, sentimental life of an aristocratic family in Tsarist Russia in the early years of this century has ever been written than this simple book of reminiscences. The author paints a magnificent portrait of old Russia and readers will be delighted with her descriptions of balls, and life at the Russian Imperial Court. She enjoyed a sumptuous lifestyle and she knew many members of the Imperial Family, later becoming Maid of Honour to the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

When the Revolution came, her life was turned upside down which resulted in chaos, persecution and poverty. She finally escaped to Finland where the authorities threatened to return her along with thirty-two other refugees to Russia. It was the intervention of an American journalist which saved them, and the writer made her way to England which ends this deeply moving section of a fascinating story.

ITEM #0486
PUBLISHED: 2014
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
195 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ROMANOVS
Autocrats of All the Russias
by W. Bruce Lincoln

English text. Illustrated.

MORE than 800 pages!! For three centuries--beginning with the accession of Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov in 1613--the Romanov Dynasty ruled Russia. Its reign ended with the execution of Nicholas II and Alexandra in the early 20th century. Noted Russian scholar W. Bruce Lincoln has brilliantly portrayed the achievement, significance and high drama of the Dynasty as no previous book has done. His use of rare archival materials has allowed him to present a portrait of the Romanovs based on their own writings and those of the men and women who knew them.

Includes 47 black and white photos!

ITEM #0470
PUBLISHED: 1981
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD!
852 pages
Language: English
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: $20.00 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: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


RED VICTORY
A History of the Russian Civil War
by W. Bruce Lincoln

English text. Illustrated!

Shortly after the Soviet Union withdrew from WW I, the Red Army confronted the Whites, staunch opponents of communism who were aided by an interventionist militia led by the U.S., Britain and France. Millions died in the civil war of 1918-1921, as battles, epidemics, mass starvation and executions racked the nation, and as the Cheka, or secret police, sent countless people to death in labor camps. Anti-Semitic massacres swept the Ukraine. In this gripping, revelatory history, readers grasp the human cost of the civil war and its permanent impact on Soviet consciousness. Lincoln uncovers fanaticism, terror and elitist politics among both Reds and Whites, peopling his canvas with memorable figures including a truculent Lenin, stormy poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and Aleksandra Kollontai, champion of women's rights and sexual liberation.

Illustrated with 28 black and white photos!

ITEM #0452
PUBLISHED: 1982
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
637 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE QUEST FOR ANASTASIA
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Romanovs
by John Klier

1st UK Edition. 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
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ANASTASIA
The Riddle of Anna Anderson
by Peter Kurth

English text. Illustrated!

On 17 February, 1920, a young woman was rescued from a Berlin canal and taken to a local asylum. Her body bore the scars of bullet and bayonet wounds. For a long time she refused to give her name, and was known as Fraulein Unbekannt (Miss Unknown).

When she did declare herself — as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the murdered Romanovs — she became the centre of a storm of controversy that still continues after her death in 1983.

Peter Kurth’s brilliant and meticulously researched account shows that the evidence that Anna Anderson was Anastasia is in the end overwhelming.

Nevertheless the extraordinary secrecy which still shrouds some of the key evidence suggests that, as her uncle the Grand Duke of Hesse wrote, an investigation of her identity could be ‘dangerous’.

‘Anastasia’ is a fascinating study of one of the world’s greatest mysteries.

Includes 32 black and white photographs

ITEM #0339
PUBLISHED: 1986
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Excellent!
456 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ANASTASIA
The Lost Princess
by James Blair Lovell

1st US Edition. English text. Illustrated!

Anastasia--the name has become synonymous with enigma. the story of the youngest daughter of the last Russian czar has become one of the world's most favorite romantic fascinations, and is one of the strangest, saddest, most haunting riddle of the twentieth century: Did she escape the massacre of the Russian Royal family in 1917?

James Blair Lovell's exhaustive search for the truth culminates in the definitive book, the last word on the mystery of Anastasia. Drawn form eyewitness testimony, medical and scientific study, handwriting analysis, and a cache of thousands of documents, letters, paintings, private photographs, and audio tapes, Anastasia: The Lost Princess separates the facts from the myths, and establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt the identity of the real Anastasia. Filled with romance, intrigue, drama, and startling revelation, it is Anna Anderson's true story.

Includes 50 black and white photographs

ITEM #0333
PUBLISHED: 1991
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Excellent!
512 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 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: $30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


HISTORICISM IN RUSSIA
STYLE AND EPOCH IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS 1820s-1890s
Exhibition Catalogue

Imported from Russia. Russian & English text. Richly Illustrated!

The exhibition featuring works of decorative and applied arts (1820s-1890s) was held at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in 1997. This beautiful, richly illustrated catalogue describes the development of Historicism and traces the evolution of various styles of art in Western Europe and Russia and their complex interrelations. Introduction by Marina Lopato and Tatyana Petrova.

Includes 274 color and 110 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0396
PUBLISHED: 1996
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
432 pages
Language: Russian and English
PRICE: $75.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance

<


THE LAST TSAR
The Life and Death of Nicholas II
by Edvard Radzinsky

1st US Edition. English text. Illustrated!

A prominent Russian playwright has turned his talents to historical investigation and produced an account containing intriguing new details for the Western reader and revelations for the previously uninformed citizenry of the former Soviet Union. Long fascinated by the death of Nicholas II, his wife, and his children, Radzinsky gained access to long-closed national archives containing state documents, diaries of the tsar and his family, and eyewitness accounts. To the well-known fact that the Bolsheviks who held the royal family executed them hastily out of fear that advancing White forces might recover the tsar, Radzinsky adds documentation of Lenin's approval of the local Reds' actions and full descriptions (from participant accounts) of the killings and disposal of the bodies.

Includes 65 black & white photographs!

ITEM #0381
PUBLISHED: 1992
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
462 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


CHRONICLE OF THE RUSSIAN TSARS
The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia
by David Warnes

English text. Illustrated!

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.

Includes 100 colour & 129 black and white photographs.

ITEM #0352
PUBLISHED: 1999
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
224 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


Военный дневник великого князя Андрея Владимирович (1914-1917)
The War Diary of Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich Romanov (1914-1917)

Imported from Russia. Russian text. Illustrated!

Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich (1879-1956) was a younger brother of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich (1876-1938) who proclaimed himself the Russian emperor in exile in France in 1924. Andrei was one of the most educated persons in the Romanov's dynasty, an extraordinary personality who made an excellent military career. These diaries were kept by the Grand Duke when he fought on the north-west front in 1914-15 and in Petrograd in 1916-17. He also describes in detail the assassination of Gregory Rasputin and the demise of Emperor Nicholas II. This is the most complete publication of his diaries, provided with detailed comments.

Includes 54 black and white photographs.

ITEM #0354
PUBLISHED: 2008
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
446 pages
Language: Russian
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: Very good copy
288 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TREASURES OF THE CZARS
Exhibition Catalogue

English text. Richly 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: NEW!
256 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $35.00 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: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


ST PETERSBURG
A Cultural History
by Solomon Volkov

English text. Illustrated!

In this extremely detailed cultural history of St. Petersburg, Volkov succeeds in filling what he sees as a deficiency in histories written about the world's great cities. And by exploring St Petersburg's cultural history, Volkov has also written a history of Russia over the past three centuries. The book focuses mainly on literature, music, theater, and ballet. And in doing so, Volkov shows how the arts in St. Petersburg affected all of Russia and in turn, at least during the pre-Soviet period, the rest of Europe and then affected the United States later on during the Soviet period.

Illustrated with 60 black and white photos!

ITEM #0271
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Very good!
598 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $30.00 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: $30.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE
Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia
by Geza von Habsburg

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Carl Peter Faberge (1846-1920), court jeweler to the czars, created masterpieces which rank among the most consummate achievements ever prodcued in the fields. However, his works are hardly accessible to the general public in Europe; most of them are privately owned or are in Soviet or North American collections. The first extensive presentation of Faberge originals on the European continent took place in Munich, in an unprecedentedly comprehensive exhibition of jewelry, objets d'art and fantasy pieces, most of which had never before been on public display. The present volume includes a complete documentation of that spectacular exhibition.

Completely new and expanded chapters present the family history of Carl Faberge, whose father had already been a goldsmith before him and whose sons entered the trade and continued to preserve the workshop's tradition; the history of that workshop its master craftsmen and its subsidiary branches, as well as the widespread and interconnected family relations of the Russian imperial house, without whose commissions the major works of Faberge's art woudl have been unimaginable. Faberge is shown within the spheres of influence, on the one hand, of revived historical European styles, and o nthe other hand, of new directions inspired by oriental, exotic, and in particular, Japanese art. Yet despite the manifold influences and stimuli, Faberge can always be recognized by his own unmistakable and precisely describable style. Faberge's competitors are among the subjects dealt with, as well as the market for his pieces in former times and today, and the forgeries which make appraisal and estimation such a challenging task. A survey is also included of the aristocratic and bourgeois customers of this largest center of Russian craftsmanship of its time, whose every stunning creation reflects its masterful, often subtly mysterious technical perfection.

In addition to jewelry and objects of art, Faberge also produced exquisite personal articles of decor for the salon and boudoir: splendiferous showpieces that reveal in exemplary fashion the entire spectrum of fin-de-siecle luxury.

The art historian Geza von Habsburg, great-great-grand-son of Kaiser Franz Joseph, known to all Faberge collectors as the longtime president of Christie's in Europe, as the succesful initiator of major auctions of Russian art in Geneva, and (in conjunction with Alexander von Solodkoff) the author of the first German-language monograph on Faberge, is the main author of this volume. Geza von Habsburg's profound knowledge of the subject, along with his diverse connections, particularly to those who possess Faberge creations as cherished family heirloom, made possible this portrayal of Faberge's world and his art with thoroughness and insight that will set standards for decades to come.

Very large, heavy coffee table style book. Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour/black and white photos!

ITEM #0442
PUBLISHED: 1987
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
359 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $150.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE AND THE RUSSIAN MASTER GOLDSMITHS
by Gerard Hill

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920) is deservedly the most famous creator of the stunning gold, silver, and jewel-studded treasures of imperial Russia. Perhaps because of the popularity of his Easter eggs, Faberge's skilled competitors have been largely overlooked. Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths tells their story and features their masterpieces as well as Faberge's. Today, the creations of the Russian master goldsmiths are dispersed throughout the world.

A broad sampling of masterpieces from the great Russian collections, as well as from private and public collections, are depicted here in nearly 300 full-color illustrations, a number of which are published here for the first time.

Very large, heavy coffee table style book. Includes 300 colour

ITEM #0435
PUBLISHED: 1989
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
320 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $195.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE EGGS
Masterpieces from Czarist Russia
by Susanna Pfeffer

English text. Richly Illustrated!

Mention Faberge eggs, and immediately a vision of luxurious treasures springs to mind Lost to the world for many years after the Russian Revolution and the downfall of the Czars, these masterpieces have gradually come to light and are now seen as symbols of a long-gone era of opulence and even self-indulgence. Today, thanks to the persistence of dedicated collectors, more than 40 eggs are on display in museums, galleries, and private collections all over the world. Now they have been assembled in this book. Each photo is accompanied by an authoritative commentary that not only describes the eggs in detail but also provides details of court life in Imperial Russia. An informative introduction sets the stage historically and relates the life of the genius behind the 'House of Faberge'.

Includes 50 full page colour photos!

ITEM #0437
PUBLISHED: 1990
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
112 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 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


CARL FABERGE
Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia
by A Kenneth Snowman

English text. Illustrated!

The repertoire of the Fabergé workshops at its peak represents the ultimate refinement of the goldsmith's art. Each piece was designed with the express purpose of bringing joy to its recipient. Working for the court of Imperial Russia, Fabergé and his craftsmen were able to fashion a wealth of fine objects, some simple, some elaborate, some ingenious, some surprising, but all inventively designed and meticulously executed. For Fabergé, gold was never just gold - it could be red or white green, and there were delightful effects to be had by contrasting the colours. Even the humblest pieces of hardstone --agate, chalcedony and quartz - were transformed into exquisite animal carvings, and their very imperfections were part of the craftsman's inspiration. When Fabergé's creations glitter with precious stones, these are used for their decorative effect, not just for their value. The accomplishments of the Fabergé workshop were not limited to precious metals and lapidary work: their enamelling techniques consistently reached a subtlety and brilliance of technique that had rarely been matched elsewhere - the work glows with richly coloured enamels used with unrivalled virtuosity. With such formidable expertise to draw upon and a clientele including not just the Russian but also European and Far Eastern royal families, Fabergé was not held back by technical or financial limitations: he could give free rein to his imagination. The results included a dazzling succession of masterpieces: carvings of animals and flowers, boxes of every shape and size, jewels, picture frames, automata, scent bottles, ikons, every sort of small decorative object and even one or two pieces of furniture, but above all the Russian Imperial Easter Eggs, which were made for the Tsar to give to the Tsarina on Easter morning. From 1884 to 1917, under Alexander III and Nicholas II, Fabergé and his craftsmen devoted all their skill and ingenuity to these extraordinary productions, each of which embodied a theme or hid a surprise. A. Kenneth Snowman's text represents the distillation of years of experience studying and dealing in Fabergé. Here are new insights into Fabergé's products, his workshops and retail shops, his patrons, customers and collectors. Amongst the previously unexplored aspects Mr. Snowman covers in this book is the building up of great collections of Fabergé pieces.

Includes 185 colour/black and white photos!

ITEM #0441
PUBLISHED: 1983
Large Hard Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
160 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


FABERGE
The Forbes Magazine Collection
by Hermione Waterfield

English text. Illustrated!

Published on the occasion of an Easter loan exhibition, April 11-May 22, 1973 at the New York Cultural Center in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University. Includes a foreword by Malcolm S. Forbes and an essays by Everett Fahy and Hermione Waterfield.

Includes 50 colour/black and white photos!

ITEM #0446
PUBLISHED: 1973
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: VERY GOOD!
115 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 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


FRANZ JOSEPH, 1830-1916
Exhibition Catalogue

Imported from Austria. ENGLISH text. Richly Illustrated.

In 2016, Austria marked the centenary of the death of Emperor Franz Joseph, who ruled over the Habsburg Monarchy for sixty-eight years. A large-scale exhibition was held in four different locations: Schonbrunn Palace, the Imperial Carriage Museum, the Imperial Furniture Collection in Vienna; and Schloss Niederweiden in Lower Austria.

The 352-page catalogue is richly illustrated with colour portraits, as well as black and white photos and illustrations. It also includes a generous selection of essays on the various aspects of Franz Joseph's life and reign.

Illustrated with nearly 300 colour and black & white photos.

ITEM #0491
PUBLISHED: 2016
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: MINT!
352 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $150.00 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: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


SCHLOSS SCHONBRUNN
The State Apartments Guidebook
by George Kugler

Imported from Austria. English text. Richly Illustrated!

From the Blue Staircase to the Great Gallery, from the Chinese Cabinets to the Bergl Rooms on the Ground floor of the palace, from the palace theatre to the chapel, this volume provides a detailed guide to this jewel of Baroque architecture. Descriptions and photographs of each room and hall in the palace.

Richly illustrated with colour / black and white photographs!

ITEM #0430
PUBLISHED: 1995
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
172 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


NAPOLEON & JOSEPHINE
An Improbable Marriage
by Evangeline Bruce

1st UK Edition. English text. Illustrated.

Set against the pomp and splendor of prerevolutionary France, Napoleon and Josephine is an enthralling tale of desire, betrayal, and ambition. It chronicles Napoleon's rise to power and ascent to the imperial throne; the first meeting between Napoleon and Josephine; and the subsequent stormy marriage and Josephine's inability to produce an heir, their divorce...and wrenching separation.Drawn from the lovers' private letters and journals, this biography brings to life a tumultuous era and two of history's most fascinating people in a story so compelling, romantic, and compulsively readable it could be fiction.

Illustrated with 46 black & white photos.

ITEM #0308
PUBLISHED: 1995
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Small tear on dust jacket, otherwise an excellent copy!
555 Pages
Language: English
PRICE: $40.00 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


ANNA OF ALL THE RUSSIAS
A Life of Anna Akhmatova
by Elaine Feinstein

English text. Illustrated.

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to produce a revelatory portrait of both the artist and the woman.Anna Akhmatova rose to fame in the years before World War I, but she would pay a heavy price for the political and personal passions that informed her brilliant poetry. In Anna of All the Russias we see Akhmatova's work banned from 1925 until 1940 and again after World War II. We see her steadfast opposition to Stalin, even while her son was held in the Gulag. We see her abiding loyalty to such friends as Mandelstam, Shostakovich, and Pasternak as they faced Stalinist oppression. And we see how, through everything, Akhmatova continued to write, her poetry giving voice to the Russian people by whom she was, and still is, deeply loved.

Illustrated with 35 black and white photographs!

ITEM #0476
PUBLISHED: 2005
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: Watermark on front cover, otherwise VERY GOOD!
331 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 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


CLASSIC RUSSIAN CUISINE
A Magnificent Selection of More Than 400 Traditional Recipes
by Alla Sacharow

1st US Edition. English text. Richly Illustrated!

Alla Sacharow's passion for Russian cooking springs from her devotion to her native land. For this unique collection she has assmebled 450 recipes, chosen from among thousands, and creates a culinary tour of her homeland. More than 130 full-color photos illustrate the recipes and the art of presentation, and reflect both the Russian countryside and Russian culture.

ITEM #0368
PUBLISHED: 1989
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
278 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $50.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE FOOD AND COOKING OF RUSSIA
by Lesley Chamberlain

1st UK Edition. English text. Illustrated.

This pioneering cookbook, when it first appeared, recorded the author’s experience of the people, their culture and their history, at a time when Russia was a politically closed country behind the Iron Curtain. With practical instructions and background history on more than two hundred recipes, from blini to cabbage soup, Russian Easter Cake to ‘Russian salad’, this book revealed how everyday life continued despite political repression. Russian food was a rich subject for the thinking cook to explore. Since its first publication in 1982, when one critic said 'I read it like a novel’, this fine collection of recipes has become a classic.

ITEM #0362
PUBLISHED: 1982
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
330 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TASTE OF RUSSIA
A Cookbook of Russian Hospitality
by Darra Goldstein

1st US Edition. English text.

A definitive modern cookbook on Russian cuisine, "A Taste of Russia" layers superbly researched recipes with informative essays on the dishes' rich historical and cultural context. With over 200 recipes on everything from borsch to blini, from Salmon Coulbiac to Beef Stew, from Marinated Mushrooms to Black Bread, Goldstein shows off the best that Russian cooking has to offer.

ITEM #0361
PUBLISHED: 1983
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
304 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


THE ART OF RUSSIAN CUISINE
by Anne Volokh

1st US Edition. English text.

The Art of Russian Cuisine is almost as immense as the vast expanses of Mother Russia. Filled with 500 recipes for classic Russian dishes, it also provides a history of Russian food and culinary life. Anne Volokh, a Russian food writer who eventually emigrated to the U.S., enlivens her work by including passages from Russian literature and historical works. She concentrates on authentic cooking, often drawing recipes from A Gift to Young Housewives written by Ellena Molokhovets in the 1870s. The result brings to life how Russians ate when their rivers ran thick with fish and aristocrats had French chefs invent elaborate dishes like Veal Orloff, made with two creamy sauces.

ITEM #0359
PUBLISHED: 1983
Soft Cover Edition
Condition: EXCELLENT!
632 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


TURGENEV
by Henri Troyat

1st US Edition. English text. Illustrated!

Ivan Turgenev was a misfit. Although Russian to the soles of his feet, he was happy only when living abroad. For decades he passionately pursued a stoop-shouldered soprano who responded only with kind words. He drew close to Tsar-hating conspirators, mistrusted revolution and was scorned by conservatives and leftists alike. This engrossing, brisk biography by the French biographer of Tolstoy, Gogol and Chekhov offers no major personal revelations or stunning literary insights. Troyat's achievement in this down-to-earth, concise narrative is to take the measure of a sensitive man torn between literature and love, between Slavophile longings and an attraction to Western liberal ways. There are unforgettable scenes: Turgenev showing Tolstoy how the can-can is danced in Paris; young Ivan, a dandified student in Germany, watched over by a male secretary who is actually his bastard half-brother; Dostoyevsky goading the rootless aristocrat into a towering rage. Troyat seamlessly interweaves Turgenev's letters and journal entries to pin down his enigmatic subject.

Includes 31 black and white photographs.

ITEM #0364
PUBLISHED: 2018
Hard Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
184 pages
Language: English
PRICE: $20.00 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: $35.00 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
Art Russe 19 Avril 2019
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 19th April 2019.

The sale offered items of Russian Imperial provenance from the collection of Baron von der Oelsnitz. Nearly 400 rare and unique pieces are featured in this catalogue.

Includes Romanov correspondence and photographs!

Includes nearly 400 colour and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0449
PUBLISHED: 2019
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
120 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $25.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Noblesse & Royauté / Art Russe 7 November 2018
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 7th November 2018.

The sale featured a stunning collection of more than 600 rare and unique pieces of Noblesse & Royauté and Art Russe: Bourbon, Orleans, Napoleon, Royal Families, French nobility, Romanov, Faberge, etc.

Includes Romanov correspondence and photographs!

Includes more than 600 colour / black & white photographs and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0417
PUBLISHED: 2018
Large Soft Cover Edition
Condition: NEW!
168 pages
Language: French
PRICE: $35.00 USD + Shipping, Handling & Insurance


COUTAU-BEGARIE & ASSOCIATES
Mobilier & Objets D'Art 30 Mai 2018
Auction Catalogue

French text. Richly Illustrated!

The French auction house Coutau-Begarie & Associates hosted an auction at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris on 30th May 2018.

The sale featured a stunning collection of 385 rare and unique pieces of furniture and works of art.

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

Includes 385 colour / black & white photographs and descriptions (in French)!

ITEM #0383
PUBLISHED: 2018
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