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Georgii Mikhailovich Reprints of Elizabeth I & Peter III

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Georgii Mikhailovich Reprints of Elizabeth I & Peter III
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Georgii Mikhailovich, Grand Duke. МОНЕТЫ ЦАРСТВОВАНIЙ ИМПЕРАТРИЦЫ ЕЛИСАВЕТЫ I И ИМПЕРАТОРА ПЕТРА III. ТОМЪ I И ТОМЪ II. Undated reprints of the 1896 St. Petersburg originals. Two volumes. Folio [40.5 by 30.5 cm], matching blue quarter leather; blank red spine labels. Printed titles and half titles; portrait plate of Catherine II; decorative title; dedication leaf; iv, (ii), 295, (1) pages; printed titles and half title; 69, (1) pages; well-executed reproductions of the original’s 22 superb phototype plates with tissue guards; printed title and half title; portrait plate of Peter III; decorative title; ii, (2), 40, 14 pages; well-executed reproductions of the original’s 2 superb phototype plates with tissue guards. Only slight signs of wear. Fine. The complete two volumes on Elizabeth I, also including the section on Peter III, of Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich’s monumental work, published over a quarter century in a dozen volumes. Well-produced reprints, with photographically reproduced plates that, while unable to truly replicate the outstanding originals, are far superior than halftone plates would be. Gromachevskii wrote that Монеты Царствованiя is a “colossal and classic scientific work which has no equal in the Russian or in the entire foreign field of numismatic literature.”Clain-Stefanelli 11178*. Grierson 193. Gromachevskii 92.