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Kniga, soderzhashchaia cheterzhi upotrebliaemykh nyne artileriyskikh orydii s prinadlezhnostiami onykh umen'shennye protiv natural'nykh v 8-yu dolyu, delannaia pri Vtorom Kadetskom Korpuse, kadetami onago v klasse Shtabs-kapitana Efimova-vtorago

[The Book Containing Drawings of the Artillery Arms Used Nowadays].

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[St Petersburg], Vtoroy Kadetskiy Korpus, 1800

A unique album of historical importance, with Imperial provenance, entirely in manuscript, in a signed Russian presentation binding - of exceptional dimensions and in particularly fine condition.

On 10 March 1800, in the same year that this album was created, the Artillery and Engineering Gentry Cadet Corps (Artilleriyskiy i Inzhenerniy Shliakhetskiy Korpus) was renamed the Second Cadet Corps by order of Tsar Paul I. It is therefore highly probable, considering the quality and importance of the album, that it was presented by the cadets to the Tsar.

The album consists of 95 detailed watercolour drawings of artillery, mainly canons and related equipment, skillfully executed and signed by the Cadets, with each page bearing a different signature. The subjects for the drawings were the standard for artillery in 1797, developed for the Gatchina artillery troops, which were under the direct command of Paul I. This emphasises the historical importance of the

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Large landscape folio (50 x 65.5 cm). Title, [3], 95 watercolours, each signed in ink. Contemporary red morocco by Reeb, St. Petersburg, large green morocco label with gilt lettering to upper cover, gilt border to boards, flat spine richly tooled in gold; slightly rubbed, corners very slightly bumped, preserved in a modern red morocco-backed box with transparent upper cover.
Большой фолиант пейзажного формата (50 x 65.5 cм). Титул, [3], 95 акварелей, каждая с подписью чернилами.
Переплет: красный марокен того времени работы Риба в Санкт-Петербурге, большая этикетка из зеленого марокена с золотым тиснением на верхней крышке, золоченая кайма на крышках, плоский корешок декорированный золотом переплет слегка потерт. Хранится в современной коробке из красного марокена с прозрачной верхней крышкой.


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