KALINOVSKY, A.  | Les Chasses au Caucase. St. Petersburg: A. Jacovlev, 1900
KALINOVSKY, A.  | Les Chasses au Caucase. St. Petersburg: A. Jacovlev, 1900
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

KALINOVSKY, A. | Les Chasses au Caucase. St. Petersburg: A. Jacovlev, 1900

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

KALINOVSKY, A. | Les Chasses au Caucase. St. Petersburg: A. Jacovlev, 1900

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Sold:5,000USD

Lot Details

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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

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, 100 photographic plates, most with 2 images, title, text, and captions in French and Russian; some scattered foxing, minor toning. Publisher's blind-panelled green cloth, front cover gilt with title in French and Russian, floral patterned endpapers; rebacked with original spine laid down, extremities rubbed.


A 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. 

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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