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The Empress Alexandra by E M Almedingen - Hardcover - 1961 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

The Empress Alexandra

by E M Almedingen

Condition: Near Fine


18, 1961 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. An interesting and thorough historical text regarding Empress Alexandra of Russia. Alexandra was the wife to Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire. Known as Alixof Hesse, she wasa granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. With an illustrated frontispiece ofthe Empress Alexandra. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery, who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding islikelyto be Zaehnsdorf bindings, under the name of Asprey. Asprey & Co is gilt stamped to the front pastedown. This text examines the life of Alexandra, her marriage to Nicholas II, her haemophilia, the fall of the Russian empire and subsequently her death. Written by E M Almedingen, also known asMartha Edith Almedingen, a British novelist, biographer and children's author of Russian origin. Condition: In a Zaehnsdorf for Asprey and Co full crushed morocco binding. Binder's stamp to front pastedown, Asprey & Co. Externally, lovely condition with just minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with a small tide mark to the bottom of the frontispiece due to water damage, does not affectimage. Otherwise pagesare clean. Overall: NEAR FINE..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 050383
  • Title: The Empress Alexandra
  • Author: E M Almedingen
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: 18
  • Date published: 1961

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