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Musée des armes rares, ancieñes et Orientales. De Sa Majesté Empereur de toutes les Russies. Les dessins d'apres natûre par Rockstuhl membre de l'académie des beaux arts a St: Petersbourg Lithog. par Asselineau et autres

Alois Gustav Rockstuhl

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/31

Author

Imprint

St. Petersbourg & Carlsruhe: chez Velten, [1835-1853]

Physical Description

2 vols.; 532 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [50] p., pl. 1-108. Plate XCVI is misnumbered 'LXLVI'. - Vol. II: [38] p., pl. 109-180.
Title transcribed from lithographed part-wrapper for Livraisons 1-6.

Contents

Vol. I: [T.p.] - Explication Des Planches. ([1-]18e. Livraison) - Premier Liste des Souscripteurs - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Explication:] 19e (-30me et dernière) Livraison - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Plates 1-18, 25, 27-34, 36, 43-78 are signed as lithographed by Asselineau after Rockstuhl, also lithographed by 'Rigo Frs. et Cie 7 rue Richer', and carry the publisher's imprint of Velten. Plates 19- 24, 26, 35, 37-42 are unsigned but carry Velten's imprint (apart from pl. 23, blank). Plates 79-126 are unsigned and without imprint (apart from pl. 96, signed as drawn by Aloys Rockstuhl and lithographed by Asselineau, and plates 123, 126 signed as lithographed by Asselineau, and with the imprint of the publisher Velten at St. Petersburg and the printer Lemercier at Paris). Plates 127-132 are signed as lithographed by Asselineau and carry the printer's imprint of Lemercier. Plates 133-180 are signed as drawn by Rockstuhl and lithographed by Asselineau, and carry the printer's imprint of Lemercier at Paris (of these, pl. 172, 175-8 carry Lemercier's address, 'r. de Seine 57').

References

M. Gorelik, Warriors of Eurasia (1995); C. Blair and L. Tarrasuk, Complete encyclopaedia of arms and armour (1982).

Summary Note

Tsar Nicolas I's collection of arms and armour forms the basis of that now housed in the Hermitage Arsenal, St. Petersburg.

Provenance

29 October 1845: 'Resolved that the following works be purchased for the Library - viz. Granger's Biography 6 vols. 25/- Pugin on Ecclesiastical ornament £7. Shaw's Dresses 7.7.0 & Russian Armour £9 - together £24.12.' (RA Council Minutes, X, 86).

Joseph Hogarth was paid £9.0.0 for books during the Michaelmas to Christmas quarter of 1845 (see RA Accounts, Treasurer's Quarterly Abstract of Bills, RAA/TRE/1/3).

Copy Note

Imperfect; wanting letterpress title-page reading: 'Musée de Tzarskoé-Sélo, ou collection d'armes de sa majesté l'Empereur de toutes les Russies : ouvrage composé de 180 planches lithographiées par Asselineau d'après les dessins originaux de A. Rockstuhl ... Avec une introduction historique par Flort. Gille, ...'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered 'Musée Planches 1-108 (109-180)'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Armor, European - Armor, Asian - Weapons - Russia
Collections - Russia - 19th century
Catalogues - Russia - 19th century
Pictorial works - 19th century

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