1294. (Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia) - Nikolai Karlovich Shilder [or Shil'der]
IMPERATOR NIKOLAI PERVYI, EGO ZHIZN I TSARSTOVANIE. 1-2.
Sankt-Peterburg, A. S. Suvorin, 1903.
4to [29 by 21 cm]. , 800; , 820 pp. With circa 252 illustrations, including portraits and other plates in colour, facsimilies, text illustrations etc.
Two volumes, publisher's gilt derorated half calf, top edges gilt.
First edition of the German-born historian Nikolai Karlovich Shil'der's (Schilder) important monograph of the life and reign of Nicholas I of Russia.
"Nicholas I, Russian in full Nikolay Pavlovich (b. July 6 [June 25, Old Style], 1796, Tsarskoe Selo [now Pushkin], near St. Petersburg, Russia - d. March 2 [Feb. 18, Old Style], 1855, St. Petersburg), Russian Emperor (1825-55), often considered the personification of classic autocracy; for his reactionary policies, he has been called the emperor who froze Russia for 30 years"(Britannica.com).
The Gunnar Jacobson Collection. See lot 1144.