Monument erige aux illustres membres de la famille imperiale de Russie, qui ont daigne honnorer la ville de Carlsbad de teur presence.Pour son altesse imperiale le grand prince Michel de Russie avec le plus profond respect.
Hand stencilled design through black paper, laid on to satin-covered card with embossed gilt border. Presented in contemporary green paper covered boards, oblong folio (390 x 480mm, 15¼ x 18¾") with remains of crown and initial 'M' labels on cover. Facing the design glued to inside front cover the stencilled description above form the same black template; also dedication label in ink to Prince Michael with decorative gilt border overlaid. Binding scuffed, paper covers torn and partially missing at extremities. Spine damaged at top and bottom.
A truly unique representation of a monument erected in Karlsbad, Bohemia (then part of the Austrian Empire), to the Russian royal family. It took the form of a landscaped garden feature, apparently with a plaque at its centre commemorating members of the Imperial family and their illustrious predecessors. This was evidently presented to the infant Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich (1832 – 1909) the fourth son and seventh child of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and Charlotte of Prussia.
[Ref: 9430] £2,500.00