Umstandliche Beschreibung der Hohen Salbung und Cronung Anna Ioannowna Kaiserin und Selbstherrscherin von Gantz Russland. [Opisanie koronatsii Anny Ioannovny.]

Lot Number 26
Author ANNA IVANNOVNA, Empress of Russia
Title Umstandliche Beschreibung der Hohen Salbung und Cronung Anna Ioannowna Kaiserin und Selbstherrscherin von Gantz Russland. [Opisanie koronatsii Anny Ioannovny.]
Year Published 1731
Place Printed St. Petersburg
Printed By Imperial Academy of Sciences
Description ANNA IVANNOVNA, Empress of Russia -- Umstandliche Beschreibung der Hohen Salbung und Cronung Anna Ioannowna Kaiserin und Selbstherrscherin von Gantz Russland. [Opisanie koronatsii Anny Ioannovny.] St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1731. 2. (350 x 245mm). Title printed in red and black. Engraved portrait frontispiece by Kh.A. Vortman after L. Caravaque, and 14 plates (of 16: lacking plates showing engravings 15-16), some of these folding, engraved head- and tail-piece. (Repairs in margins and some plates and leaves, some light dampstains and soiling in the margins.) Contemporary, almost certainly original marbled paper wrappers, paper spine label titled in manuscript 'Kronung Anna'; custom brown half leather clamshell case (spine expertly repaired). FIRST EDITION OF ANNA'S CORONATION ALBUM IN THE ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPPERS. RARE: one of less than 500 copies printed. One of the first in the tradition of lavish albums published to commemorate the coronation of the Russian rulers. With fine engravings of the imperial regalia and celebrations. This German-language issue has stronger impressions of the plates than the Russian language version. Lipperheide S784; Obol'ianinov 1898; Rovinskii IV, p.22; SK inostrannykh iazykakh 2939; SK 4946; Sopikov 7604; Vereshchagin 617.
Comments CORONATIONS (lots 26-32)
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Estimated Price GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00
( USD 50,400.00 - 84,000.00 )
Actual Price GBP 67,250.00 ( USD 107,600.00 )

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Auction House Christies
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Auction Name An Important Collection of Russian Books and Manuscripts with Imperial Provenance
Sale Number #6769
Auction Date November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012
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