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Author: ROOSES Max (secretary to the exhibition ) - Tsar Nicolas II of Russia ( his copy ) : Title: Exposition Van Dijck, à l'occasion du 300e anniversaire de la Naissance du Maitre. Organisée par la ville d'Anvers...12 Aout - 15 Octobre 1899. (exhibition catalogue).
Description: #Antwerpen, printed by J.E. Buschmann, tall in-8°, 27,5 x 17,5 cm, 79 pp, copy printed on high quality Dutch paper, uncut, sewn, with the original printed wrapper (wrapper with slightly discoloured margins), with a list of the lenders, bilingual French, Dutch.(Freitag 2601). The copy is kept in a purposely made full leather portfolio, with as supra libro the coat of arms of the city of Antwerp. The paste downs are in white watery silk, the binding is signed ''J. Mössly ''. Finely preserved allthough top and end of spine show some slight wear. This copy, kept in a fine leather portfolio, was destined to be given to Tsar Nicolas II. His name is printed on the first fly leaf '' Exemplaire très respectueusement offert à Sa Majesté Nicolas II Empereur de Russie''. This unique copy was never handed to the Tsar, most probably because he did a some time, cancel the visit to the exhibition. The bi-lingual (French - Dutch) catalogue is finely printed by the Antwerp master printer Buschmann and contains at the end a list of the lenders to the exhibition. Among the lenders; Queen Victoria, The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Spencer of Althorp , Sir Charles Robinson, ... .
Price: EUR 600.00 = appr. US$ 652.11 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 46271