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The Old English Plate of the Emperor of Russia

£225.00

Product description

Privately printed by WH Smith & Son at the Arden Press, 1909, hardcover, [vi] + 115 pp + 50 pp b/w plates, small folio.

A lavishly illustrated catalogue of the old English plate of the Emperor of Russi which was to be found in the Treasury of the Kremlin at Moscow and at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg with a detailed introduction followed by a description of each piece illustrated by a b/w plate. Covers early English silver plate between 1557 and 1807. With few exceptions all of the early pieces were gifts from the sovereigns of England to the court of Russia.

The book is in very good condition. Handsomely bound in dark blue-green full morocco with 5 raised bands to the spine and gilt titling to the spine. Gilt tooling to spine panels between bands. Upper and lower boards have a gilt border and gilt tooling to the corner, gilt tooling to board edges and top/bottom edges of spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners with slight loss to head of spine (see photo) and boards just visible at corners. Leather lightly rubbed to edges and light scuffing to boards with small mark to base of lower board but overall leather is in very good condition for age. Binding tight. Heavy endpapers with small tear (0.5cm) to top of FPEP. Free endpapers darkened around edges (reflecting leather turn ins). Printed on heavy paper, some light toning to the pages contents remarkably clean. All edges gilt. Each plate is tissue guarded, most tissue guards are loose and some have creasing. 5 tissue guards missing. Overall a very attractive book.

Item details

Author(s):
Jones, E Alfred
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
32 x 25 cm
Edition:
1909
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Privately printed by WH Smith & Son at the Arden Press
Title:
The Old English Plate of the Emperor of Russia

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Privately printed by WH Smith & Son at the Arden Press, 1909, hardcover, [vi] + 115 pp + 50 pp b/w plates, small folio.

A lavishly illustrated catalogue of the old English plate of the Emperor of Russi which was to be found in the Treasury of the Kremlin at Moscow and at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg with a detailed introduction followed by a description of each piece illustrated by a b/w plate. Covers early English silver plate between 1557 and 1807. With few exceptions all of the early pieces were gifts from the sovereigns of England to the court of Russia.

The book is in very good condition. Handsomely bound in dark blue-green full morocco with 5 raised bands to the spine and gilt titling to the spine. Gilt tooling to spine panels between bands. Upper and lower boards have a gilt border and gilt tooling to the corner, gilt tooling to board edges and top/bottom edges of spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners with slight loss to head of spine (see photo) and boards just visible at corners. Leather lightly rubbed to edges and light scuffing to boards with small mark to base of lower board but overall leather is in very good condition for age. Binding tight. Heavy endpapers with small tear (0.5cm) to top of FPEP. Free endpapers darkened around edges (reflecting leather turn ins). Printed on heavy paper, some light toning to the pages contents remarkably clean. All edges gilt. Each plate is tissue guarded, most tissue guards are loose and some have creasing. 5 tissue guards missing. Overall a very attractive book.

Author(s):
Jones, E Alfred
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
32 x 25 cm
Edition:
1909
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
215
Publisher:
Privately printed by WH Smith & Son at the Arden Press
Title:
The Old English Plate of the Emperor of Russia

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