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Costume Ball in the Winter Palace. 2 Volumes. (Kostiumirovannyi Bal V Zimnem Dvortse ) Bi-Lingual English-Russian Edition.
. 2003. Volume 1: Album with photographs with biographical references / Al'bom s fotografiiami i biograficheskimi stat'iami. 464pp. 198 photographs, some in colour Volume 2: Research, documents, materials with added notes and a coloured section of the garments worn which moved through various museums in the 1930-ies. Also added a supplement with photographs of the guests at the ball not included in the album as separate pictures. This 2nd volumes is in English only 128pp. Edition of 4000 copies One hundred years ago the office in charge of editing the State papers started work on the creation of a unique album : that of photogravures and photographs of the guests at the costume ball that took place in the winter Palace on 11 and 13 February 1903. The participants all wore 17th century clothing. In the end it was the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna herself who became the editor-in-chief of this album. Only a few copies of the original album survive in libraries and private collections. This edition is not a reprint of that rare 1904 volume, but it is an attempt by the publishers to show the guests of the ball as we see them today, one hundred years later. It is the scene of a bygone era, the last such event in the history of the House of Romanov. Over one hundred photographs have been traced and these have been provided with full biographical details, although many of these notes finish with the lines "fate after 1917 unknown". A number of photographs not included in the 1904 edition have been added here. The main volume contains the photographs with texts in Russian and English. The photographs measuring 140 x 260 mm are magnificent. The 2nd volume, entirely in English, contains the newly found photographs and editorial materials, modern photographs of some of the uniforms, dresses, clothing surviving in some museums in full colours. Fine hardbacks in slip case. forwarding costs vary from country to country, the weight is 6 KG. Please ask for details of shipping (DHL + insurance) before you order. the set is in pristine condition. Many pictures available on our site. NOW OUT OF PRINT. PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER ONLY, NO PAYPAL.
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Book number: 092504-17
GBP 365.00 [Appr.: EURO 419.25 US$ 475 | JP¥ 53943]
Catalogue: Slavic
Keywords: Weblists2 Romanov Russian History Costume Photography Royalty

Memoirs of Mrs Fitzherbert;
0. 1856. with an account of her marriage with H.R.H.The Prince of Wales, afterwards King George the Fourth. London, Richard Bentley, 1856; 202pp. with portrait frontispiece; fine earlly 20th century binding of red half morocco over salmon pink boards, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules to boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, bound by Riviere & Son; bookplate of Fritz Ponsonby; light spotting to blank pages at front and rear and to lower margin of frontispiece, very slight spotting to edges. A very good copy in a fine Riviere binding, showing only minimal wear at one or two extremities. The frontispiece is engraved after a portrait by Richard Cosway. A fine association copy: Fritz Ponsonby, K.C.B. K.C.V.O. G.C.V.O. later Baron Syonsby, was a distinguished soldier, the historian of the Grenadier Guards in the Great War, and a courtier who held a succession of offices in the Courts of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and George V. His autobiography was entitled "Recollections of Three Reigns". This memoir will have appealed to him as a holder of responsibility at a later Royal Court, but also on account of his family connections with the court it refers to. His great grandfather was the third Earl of Bessborough, his grandfather General Sir Frederick Ponsonby, a veteran of Waterloo, and his grandfather's sister Lady Caroline Lamb. The Ponsonby book-plate shows a shelf of partly-open books before a latticed window opening onto a flowery garden, with the motto "Reading maketh a full man", and is a fine etching, with deep contrasts, monogrammed in the plate W.P.B.
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Book number: IS002288
GBP 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 183.75 US$ 208.22 | JP¥ 23646]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century Biography Royalty Social History 19thncentury Biography Prince of Wales Brighton Riviere Bindings Bookiplates Ex-Libris Association Copies Fritz Ponsonby

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