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Kostyumirovannyi Bal V Zimnem Dvortse (Costume Ball at the Winter Palace)
by Katin-Yartsev and Shumkov
A two volume, slipcased set commerating the 1903 Costume Ball held at the Winter Palace, bound in leatherette and green silk.
Volume 1: reproductions of research material and documents, including menus, diary excerpts, seating charts, photos, etc. Also includes photos and descriptions of existing costumes.
128 pages, illustrated
Volume 2: Photographs and biographical sketches of ball attendees. 464 pages, 198 photographs
Visit http://www.kingandwilson.com/1903CostumeBallBook/ for a more detailed review.
(Title in Russian:
Lots! Virtually all of the documents in volume 1 are new, while volume 2 contains a wealth of photos and bios of the lesser-known nobility who attended the ball.
in my opinion:
A richly made set full of unique images and information. VERY expensive, but consensus among Romanov bibliophiles seems to be that it's well worth the price.
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