Lot 1141: Alexandrovich Vladimir



2015-09-16 14:12:20

Lot 1141: Alexandrovich Vladimir: (1847-1909) Grand Duke Of Russia, Son Of Tsar Alexander Ii. Brother Of Tsar Alexander Iii And The Senior Grand Duke Of The House Of Romanov During The Reign Of His Nephew, Tsar Nicholas Ii. A.L.S., Vladimir, Three Pages, 8Vo, St. Petersburg, 22Nd April 1898, To An Unidentified Princess, On His Attractive Printed Stationery Bearing A Gold And Blue Embossed Monogramme With His Name, In French. The Grand Duke States 'What I Regret Now Is That Our Meeting Was So Late And So Short! Considering The Number Persons We Get Acquainted, So Perfectly Useless, Useless In All Ways…' Further Adding '..Our Life Here, The Life Of The North People, Dazed By A Never Ending Winter, Cannot Be Of Interest For You. The Eternal City Has Other Things To Recount, Other Echoes To Your Senses…'. A Cleanly Written Letter By Vladimir, At That Time, Military Governor Of St Petersburg. With A Small Tear To The Fold Edge, Otherwise Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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