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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Russia — Białowieża Forest] — Georgii Kartsov
'BELOVEZHSKAIA PUSHCHA (THE FOREST OF BIALOWIEZA; A HISTORICAL STUDY, CONTEMPORARY HUNTING AND THE IMPERIAL HUNT IN THE FOREST)'. ST. PETERSBURG: 1903
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[Russia — Białowieża Forest] — Georgii Kartsov
'BELOVEZHSKAIA PUSHCHA (THE FOREST OF BIALOWIEZA; A HISTORICAL STUDY, CONTEMPORARY HUNTING AND THE IMPERIAL HUNT IN THE FOREST)'. ST. PETERSBURG: 1903
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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[Russia — Białowieża Forest] — Georgii Kartsov
'BELOVEZHSKAIA PUSHCHA (THE FOREST OF BIALOWIEZA; A HISTORICAL STUDY, CONTEMPORARY HUNTING AND THE IMPERIAL HUNT IN THE FOREST)'. ST. PETERSBURG: 1903
Folio (14 x 10 3/4 in.; 355 x 273mm). Colored frontispiece, text in Russian, 22 heliograph plates, numerous in-text illustrations, some in color, by M.A. Zichy and N.S. Samokish, 9 maps. Original roan-backed green cloth, bevelled boards, upper board decoratively gilt-lettered with floral motif, spine gilt-lettered, printed endpapers; spine worn with loss to roan, edges rubbed. [With]: 'Karta Belovezhskoi Pushchi' (Map of the Forest of Bialowieza and Its Lodges in Grodno Province). St. Petersburg, 1910. Hand-colored map (23 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.; 670 x 740mm), folding to small 4to. Map backed with silk. Contemporary morocco folder, boards gilt-ruled, gilt crown device to upper cover, watered silk doublures; corners and spine rubbed with loss to morocco.
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Provenance

Manuscript label of the classrooms of the younger princesses in the music rooms at Aleksandrov Palace to map — Christie's New York, 8 June 1994, lot 105

Literature

OCLC 270790848

Catalogue Note

A rare work on the Białowieża Forest, one of the last and largest remaining parts of the primeval woodland that once stretched across the European Plain. A hunting reserve since the sixteenth century, the last indigenous herd of European bison survived in this forest, carefully preserved by the Emperor Alexander II from 1860. The strain survived until the last war in the Tatra properties of Prince Hohenlohe-Pless, and until now in the Duke of Bedford's park at Woburn. 

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