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Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855) Illuminated Gramota (Grant of Nobility and Arms) Signed, St. Petersburg, 1 May 1853.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
128
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855) Illuminated Gramota (Grant of Nobility and Arms) Signed, St. Petersburg, 1 May 1853. Folio parchment document, seven inscribed pages over four leaves, with gilt and hand-colored borders, coats of arms, and elements throughout, the Czar's signature appearing at the foot of the last inscribed leaf; parchment pages interleaved with ivory moire silk. Bound in full contemporary red morocco, tooled in gilt and blind panels, spine slightly worn, some discoloration to first leaf from old tape, lacking the wax seal, 18 x 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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St. Petersburg, Book design, Book publishing, Bookbinding, Graphic design, Illuminated manuscript, Moire, Paper art, Print production, Printing, Publishing, Visual arts

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