La Chasse Grand-Ducale et Tsarienne en Russie; periode du Xe au XVIe siècle, Tome Ie

St. Petersbourg: Expédition pour la Confection des Papiers d'Etat,1896

Grand Ducal and Royal Hunting in Russia, from the period of the 10th through 16th century Vol. I., of the French language edition, abundantly illustrated throughout with colored and plain illustrations in the text, some mounted, some hand-augmented and heightened with gold or silver, after Vasnetsov, Lebedev, Repin, Riabushkin, Roubaud, Samokish. Folio, moderately worn, joints and hinges intact with library stamps for California Western University Ryan Library, as well as a Torgsin export mark.

H: 14 1/2, W: 11 in.

Estimate $4,000-6,000

One of the most lavish books ever produced by the State typographical department, the four volume work on "Imperial Hunting" has been prized by collectors since it was released. The first volume is frequently cited as the rarest, and this edition, from the French version, was released in even smaller quantities.

Beautifully illustrated within the text in black and white, sepia, and madder printing, the book also contains hand-augmented illustrations after Vasnetsov, Lebedev, Repin, Riabushkin, Roubaud, and Samokish.

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