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Kalinovsky, A.
LES CHASSES AU CAUCASE. ST. PETERSBURG: A. JACOVLEV, (1900)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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80
Kalinovsky, A.
LES CHASSES AU CAUCASE. ST. PETERSBURG: A. JACOVLEV, (1900)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Kalinovsky, A.
LES CHASSES AU CAUCASE. ST. PETERSBURG: A. JACOVLEV, (1900)
Folio (16 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.; 413 x 297 mm). Title-page printed in red and black, pictorial section-title and 193 photographic illustrations printed on 100 leaves hinged to original linen guards (a number of the illustrations printed with a light blue tint, a few printed with a sepia tint), title, text, and captions in French and Russian; title-page and following leaf extended, first three leaves with minor marginal chipping, stains, and repair, a very little scattered staining, some tissue-guards lost. Publisher's blind-panelled green cloth, front cover gilt with title in French and Russian, floral patterned endpapers; sympathetically rebacked in green morocco.
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Thiébaud 529 

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of this scarce record of extravagant big game hunts in the Caucasus led by the Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich and his sons, the Grand Dukes Nicholas Mikhailovich and Sergei Mikhailovich, and published to promote the region at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. The author was a captain in the Caucasus Grenadiers, and the photographs depict the hunters and their game, horses, hounds, bearers, beaters, camps, trophies, and lavish hunting parlors. Grand Dukes Nicholas and Sergei and their brother George were murdered by the Bolsheviks during the Russian revolution. 

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