35.5 x 26.5 cm. xvii [i/ii lacking], + 5 pages with cross sections + 22 coloured plates. Portfolio, wrappers. – Text in French and Russian. – Nikolai Fedorovich Burdukov was the owner of one of the first large-scale specialized collections of ceramics. – He lived openly with his lover, the Russian journalist and novelist, Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshchersky (1839-1914) who was also advisor to Tsar Alexander III. [Sue Young Histories / The Russian Out List]. – Lacking page I / II, probably the half-title as the title is present; the portfolio a bit worn/traces of age, else fine
Auteur: BOURDOUKOFF, N.
Uitgeverij: Karl W. Hiersemann / Manufacture des Papiers de l’État
Plaats: Leipzig / St. Petersburg