Travels of Czar Nicholas II Emperor of Russia

PBA Galleries

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Lot 175: Author: Ookhtomsky, Prince E(sper Esperovich). Title: Travels in the East of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia When Cesarewitch, 1890-1891. Place Published: Westminster. Publisher: Archibald Constable. Date Published: 1896-1900. Description: 2 volumes. viii, 373, (1) ; xii, 547 pp. 2 steel engraved frontispieces; 8 heliogravure plates; about 500 wood engravings, many full page. (Folio) 38.5x28.5 cm (15 1/4x11 1/4") original yellow cloth stamped in cream, blue, red, and black, all edges gilt. First Edition in English. Translated into English by Robert Goodlet. First English edition of Prince Ukhtomsky's account of Nicholas II's travels in Greece, Egypt, India and the Far East, previously published in Russian, French and Greek in 1893. Quite scarce, only a single copy appears in auction records for the last quarter century. Condition: Cloth soiled, heavily on rear covers, spines sunned, hinges cracked, previous owner's name on front endpapers; foxing; good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $2500-$3500
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