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Books and Films about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia => Topic started by: hikaru on July 09, 2005, 10:34:15 AM

Title: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: hikaru on July 09, 2005, 10:34:15 AM
I have just bought at Moscow's Kremlin's Armoury a wonderful book by Alexandr von Solodkoff: " The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II and A Collection of Private Photographs of the Russian Family " issued in 1997 at Hermitage London .
I enjoyed photo and memo book of Nicholas about which juwels he had got as the present.
I hope to read some your comments about this book, but did not find the topic with this title.
Do you know about this book?
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on July 09, 2005, 02:19:30 PM
Yes, this is a lovely book. It is a nice mix of rare photos that I had not seen elsewhere, as well as of course the catalog of Nicholas's jewels. These are all his hand-drawn colour sketches of the jewels he received from 1879 to 1913, plus there is an interesting article on the history of the pieces. It is especially touching to see the jewelry received from his wife and children. The photos, as I mentioned, are a real treat as well. I especially enjoyed a couple showing Alix with baby Tatiana.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: otmafan on July 09, 2005, 08:57:19 PM
This book is great! I got a used copy quite a few years ago and was very pleased. The pictures are beautiful and the jewels are wonderful.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: ChristineM on July 10, 2005, 07:44:11 AM
I've been waiting almost six months to receive a copy from Amazon.   It sounds wonderful.

tsaria
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Marialana on July 10, 2005, 08:57:39 AM
I got this book a few years ago and it is one of my favorites concerning the family. The sketches Nicholas made of the jewelry are impressive. His personality is really revealed here, too. Not too many people would have made the effort to catalogue these gifts, but he cared enough to do it because they were given to him by the people he cherished.
The photos are lovely as well - definitely a great find!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sunny on July 11, 2005, 08:37:27 PM
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I got this book a few years ago and it is one of my favorites concerning the family. The sketches Nicholas made of the jewelry are impressive. His personality is really revealed here, too. Not too many people would have made the effort to catalogue these gifts, but he cared enough to do it because they were given to him by the people he cherished.
The photos are lovely as well - definitely a great find!


Marialana,

This book is one of my favorites, for all of the same reasons. :)

Sunny
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Ortino on August 29, 2005, 08:49:37 PM
I bought a copy of this this week for $70 off ebay, so I was extremely pleased. It is usually much more expensive and even if it's not brand new, it's still worth it. There's another one for sale on ebay (not for the same price though), so anyone interested in buying it should check it out.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Belochka on August 29, 2005, 09:21:20 PM
You did well Ortino!

I have seen this book on offer for $250!

This publication is really a treasure to behold. The book's central inclusions featuring Nikolai's personal illustrations in simple exercise books, adds silent appeal by their honest simplicity.

:)  
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Grigorevna on September 01, 2005, 07:07:58 AM
I havn't seen this book, but I can recommend another, completly amazing "coffe-table-book": The Regalia of the Russian Empire. 235 pages, 214 coloured illustrations. Clothes, icons, 14th century caps, crowns, church - and religious treasures... the list is endless. All the way up to the Grand Imperial Crown, N&A's coronation dresses and so on. In a way, a perfect panorama of how the Russian Empire went megalomaniac.   :P
An absolutely beautiful piece of work, according to me.

//Grigorevna
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Belochka on September 01, 2005, 08:08:30 AM
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I can recommend another, completly amazing "coffe-table-book": The Regalia of the Russian Empire. 235 pages, 214 coloured illustrations. //Grigorevna


Thanks Grigorevna for your recommendation.

In what year was the book published please?

Belochka  :)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Grigorevna on September 01, 2005, 10:06:25 AM
Let me see...
1994.

I have no idea whatsoever of how easy it is to obtain on the English-speaking market. I got it from a friend who by then bought it for me at a bookfair in Sweden.

//Grigorevna
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Ortino on September 01, 2005, 10:37:12 AM
On Amazon, that book is over $200. Perhaps it can be found cheaper on Ebay or another book site.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Lanie on September 01, 2005, 01:52:58 PM
I got this on Amazon years ago for $20...
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Grigorevna on September 01, 2005, 03:43:50 PM
200$!!!?? :o I guess my friend either bought it for a special price, or RELLY appreciated me!  ;D

Sorry, couldn't resist.

//Grigorevna
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on September 03, 2005, 06:59:01 PM
I just got a copy from the Netherlands for about $30. (Woo-hoo!  :D )

I agree, it's a lovely book -- beautifully made & arranged, and with a good number of photos new to me -- but I have to admit, I was expecting to be completely blown away by a book that's been known to fetch prices of $200+, and I wasn't. In my opinion, it's well worth double what I paid for it, but I wouldn't recommend devoting hundreds of dollars to it.
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Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Ortino on September 03, 2005, 07:45:44 PM
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I just got a copy from the Netherlands for about $30. (Woo-hoo! :D )

I agree, it's a lovely book -- beautifully made & arranged, and with a good number of photos new to me -- but I have to admit, I was expecting to be completely blown away by a book that's been known to fetch prices of $200+, and I wasn't. In my opinion, it's well worth double what I paid for it, but I wouldn't recommend devoting hundreds of dollars to it.
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Damn, Sarahelizabethii, and I thought I had paid a good price at $70! *looks glum* I don't expect it to be a book so brilliant that I will cherish it to death (like I do my Toys of the Tsar's Children :P ;D), but it's a good reference book and something interesting to own.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Speedycat on September 11, 2005, 07:46:58 PM
I love "Jewel Album" and I guess I was lucky to get it off of Amazon for about $20 used.  The rare photos of Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna are very nice.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: sydguy71 on September 13, 2005, 02:27:45 AM
Hey Guys,

I bought this from a bookstore near by, for 15.00 dollars. They had two copies and the other copy is still sitting there., months later.  I can get the other copy if anyone wants and ship it out.......It is second hand, and does have wear and tear. (But quite readable)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Laura Mabee on September 13, 2005, 07:15:34 AM
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Hey Guys,

I bought this from a bookstore near by, for 15.00 dollars. They had two copies and the other copy is still sitting there., months later. I can get the other copy if anyone wants and ship it out.......It is second hand, and does have wear and tear. (But quite readable)


*waves hand way in the air*
Me! Me!!!! I'll pay for it and shipping!!!!
*does a happy dance*

I'll Pm you!! Thank you!!! *does more happy dancing*  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Georgiy on September 13, 2005, 04:32:15 PM
You won't regret it Laura. It is a nice book to have, with some nice pictures, and the usual one or two photos with Grand Duchesses mixed up! I think I paid considerably more than $15 for mine, but it was (thankfully) not mind-bogglingly expensive.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Marialana on September 13, 2005, 05:35:01 PM
I bought mine for about $40 a few years ago. I thought it was a little pricey at the time, but now that I'm seeing what it's going for on some websites I'm starting to think I got a really good deal!  :) I love the book, it's definitely one of my favorites.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: sydguy71 on September 17, 2005, 01:47:15 AM
hello Laura,
Just PM me your address and the book will be on its way.
Cheers
Brett
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Laura Mabee on September 28, 2005, 05:16:05 PM
This book is absolutely FANTASTIC!
I just received my wonderful copy from the ever so generous sydguy71. I am ever so grateful! One of my better books in my Collection!
;D ;D :-*
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on December 26, 2005, 09:09:47 AM
FYI: There's a copy of this book for sale by a bookseller in Australia for just under $30 US! That's the best price I've seen online since I bought mine.  :)

Jewel Album of Nicholas II @ Sainsbury's Books (http://www.booksandcollectibles.com.au/bookfinder.php?book_id=147332135)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 26, 2005, 10:51:11 AM
Thanks, Sarushka!!
I just need to ask my parents now.....  :D

Sofia
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 26, 2005, 07:33:30 PM
Thanks again, Sarushka!
I just got a thumbs-up from my mom about the book!!
It will be mine soon....... ;D

Sofia
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on January 13, 2006, 08:25:13 PM
And now I have the book! ;D
I recieved it in the mail today, and I have already read the intro. It looks great. Reads well, also.
I never realised that it was actually an album of the Tsar's Jewels! I thought that "Jewel" meant that it was a "special" album of the Tsar.
Oh, well, it came as a good surprise. I will scan the pics from it when I have the time.
Lately, I haven't had time to be in this forum, since I am now a member of others.. I'll try, though.

Sofia
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: koloagirl on January 18, 2006, 07:26:56 PM
 :D

To anyone fortunate enough to have this book --

Could you possibly post some images from the book?
I've heard great things about it - amongst them are the idea that there are rare pictures of the IF - is this true?

Any pictures of the book would be much appreciated --
it is one of the "constants" on my Wish List with Amazon.com!

Janet R.
:D
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Robert_Hall on January 20, 2006, 04:55:49 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Markhall/909d66a5.jpg)
here is a random page. And yes, there are a lot of pictures of the family. I tried to scan one for you, but it keeps showing upside-down!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: koloagirl on January 21, 2006, 02:46:17 PM
 :D :D

Thank you so very much - please keep posting as your time allows!

Once again - a big "mahalo"!!

Janet R.
:D
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on January 22, 2006, 10:30:44 PM
Ah, yes, what Mr. Hall posted were the first 2 pages from the section of the book that is the Tsar's records of his jewels.
He (Nicholas II) numbered each one of his jewels (look at the top of each entry) with N _. (blank stands for the actual number).
His entries were handwritten , of course, and you can see that beside each entry, there is a handpainted image of the item.
Within each entry, the Tsar also notes on what date he recieved the jewel and from whom.
The Tsar was a very immaculate man, as you can see from this; he even hand-numbered every other page!  :osuch patience!

Sofia
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Belochka on January 26, 2006, 02:38:23 AM
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The Regalia of the Russian Empire. 235 pages, 214 coloured illustrations. ... An absolutely beautiful piece of work, according to me.

//Grigorevna


Hi Grigorevna,

I am unable to agree completely with your glowing comments over this publication.

This book is disappointing by its lack of text. Big glossy pictures may be fine but I had expected more information about the actual coronation ceremony itself for at least Nikolai II, rather than a generalized incomplete description. Sadly in that later section of the book the authors chose to focus more on the tragedy of Khodinskoe Pole rather than the spiritual occassion the day presented - and this is but one example of inadequate presentation.

Shamefully the soviets chose to sell many items from this splendid collection on the international market. Such stupidity, whereby an important element of Russian history and culture will probably never be reconciled.  A part of Russia's splendid heritage was destroyed.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: imperial angel on February 27, 2006, 10:52:48 AM
Does this book have alot of formal photos? I have read that it does. If it does, or doesn't please say so. I am particularly looking for otma formal photos 1913/1914, and I want to buy the book with the most. Please post and tell me.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Ortino on July 05, 2006, 12:20:04 AM
I have found a mint condition copy on Ebay for only $27 USD, a rather great steal in my opinion. I paid $60 for mine. I suggest that anyone who's been looking for this book take advantage!

http://cgi.ebay.com/THE-JEWELL-ALBUM-OF-TSAR-NICHOLAS-II-by-Solodkoff_W0QQitemZ300004305296QQihZ020QQcategoryZ46351QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on July 05, 2006, 06:19:02 AM
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Does this book have alot of formal photos? I have read that it does. If it does, or doesn't please say so. I am particularly looking for otma formal photos 1913/1914, and I want to buy the book with the most. Please post and tell me.
No, this book features primarily informal snapshots, many of them from the private collection of Alix's sister, Princess Irene. There are perhaps a dozen formal photos throughout the book, and I don't believe any of them are from 1913 or 1914.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: KatieAnn on August 03, 2006, 03:26:41 AM
I bought this book a few years ago from Amazon UK and it was 25 which I thought was quite expensive.  But, I do like it - and my favourite items are the 5 sets of Faberge cufflinks Alexandra gave Nicholas to celebrate the birth of each child - a lovely, romantic idea.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on June 06, 2007, 01:00:43 PM
A copy of this increasingly hard to find book has been listed on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170119665522 (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170119665522)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: TheAce1918 on June 06, 2007, 07:08:29 PM
I've read it before, but never really fell in love with it to want to try and save hundreds for it.
That being said, the fact that its being sold for that much is quite the steal!  If it weren't for that bloody credit card requirement.  >:(
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on June 06, 2007, 10:31:54 PM
A copy of this increasingly hard to find book has been listed on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170119665522 (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170119665522)

That is a nice opening bid -- I haven't seen The Jewel Album for less than $75 in a loooong time. I wonder what the reserve price is, though...?
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Kitt on June 25, 2008, 12:49:40 PM
I realize that this is an old topic. Excuse my great happiness to have just  finally gotten a copy of The Jewel Album.  I have seen this book sell for as much as 4 and 5 hundred dollars. I wasn't going to pay that. I kept a search on eBay, and searched results of other searches; even signed onto the United Kingdom eBay site. About 2 weeks ago the Jewel Album came up from a seller from the United Kingdom.. $47 plus around $5 shipping. It was posited only 2 hours before I found it.  Shipping was really fast.  It is truly a beautiful book. So for those who would like to own this book at a reasonable price, keep searching and be patient. It can be found.
All the best, Kitt
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on June 25, 2008, 09:27:09 PM
Kitt, thank you for sharing your story. I sold my copy of this book last year because I needed the money, and I still regret it. It's the only book from my Romanov collection that I've sold and I would never do it again. Your story gives me hope that I can still find a reasonably priced copy available out there one day to replace my old one.

I realize that this is an old topic. Excuse my great happiness to have just  finally gotten a copy of The Jewel Album.  I have seen this book sell for as much as 4 and 5 hundred dollars. I wasn't going to pay that. I kept a search on eBay, and searched results of other searches; even signed onto the United Kingdom eBay site. About 2 weeks ago the Jewel Album came up from a seller from the United Kingdom.. $47 plus around $5 shipping. It was posited only 2 hours before I found it.  Shipping was really fast.  It is truly a beautiful book. So for those who would like to own this book at a reasonable price, keep searching and be patient. It can be found.
All the best, Kitt
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Kitt on June 26, 2008, 10:42:50 AM
Over the years I have collected some fine books on the Romanovs.  Many were found at extemely low prices such as 99 cents in a library book sale.  I think that apart from their beauty and sentiment, that a lot of the joy for me is in the "hunt".  As I've gotten older, I am amazed that I can cull and dispose of items that once meant so much to me. I think I would save my Romanov books to the last though.
All the best, Kitt
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Robert_Hall on June 26, 2008, 03:54:25 PM
I know the feeling well, Kitt. Last year I re-catalogued my library. Over 5,000 titles.  I made a feeble attempt at culling. and  did get rid of several duplicate Romanov titles. Including the Jewel Album. Which I now regert, almost. I still havew a pile I have not decided what to do with, but agin- duplicates so they  must go one way or the other.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on June 26, 2009, 12:24:06 PM
I am very happy to have received a copy of this book after having paid only $20 USD for it! I found it through Abebooks, I had it on my search and it came to me from a Canadian bookseller. I used to have this book a few years ago and sold it for upwards of $100. I regretted selling it but found listings for it too expensive, well over $100 in many cases (some as insanely high as $700!). I couldn't believe I got such a great price, it was less than I originally paid for it when it first came out in the late 90's. It is in excellent condition, only thing is it's missing the green slipcase, the pages are very subtly yellowed around the edges, and has a couple little writings on the first page, but otherwise is great!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Teddy on June 26, 2009, 03:39:53 PM
Congratulations, re-buying this book. I also search for this book. But I know for sure, that one day, that I will get this book.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on June 26, 2009, 09:29:41 PM
Teddy, try saving a search on sites like Abebooks, they will e-mail you when the book has been found and you can decide whether or not the price is right. I never imagined to find this book again for so little but sometimes you can be surprised!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on June 26, 2009, 10:02:00 PM
Bookfinder.com will also search many booksellers at once, including Abebooks. I found mine through that site a few years ago for about $30 (including shipping from the Netherlands!).
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: imperial angel on September 30, 2009, 07:23:30 PM
I recently got to read this book through interlibrary loan, too bad it's so expensive though. It's a nice book, the most interesting thing about it is seeing Nicholas's hand drawn depictions of jewelry he receieved and then seeing who gave him what. Alexandra gave him a lot of heart jewelry, not surprisingly, and it's interesting to see it. You feel like you know the Romanovs better after reading this book. That's what I liked most about it. It's unfortunate this jewelry has not survived.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Alejandro Spain on October 09, 2009, 12:42:44 PM
Hello! We can post here all the books about royal jewelry that we know! I know:

-"Tsar's jewels" by Prince Michael of Greece
-"Queens' Jewels" by Vincent Meylan
-"Jewelry of the House of Savoy" by Stefano Papi

Regards!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarai on October 10, 2009, 07:33:41 AM
Add to that the Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II by Alexander von Solodkoff.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: DanlScott on October 14, 2009, 09:29:17 PM
I just looked this ook up on Amazon; I can't believe it's selling for $529!!!  I was fortunate to buy from Amazon long time ago, when it was on clearance for about $12.   For me, the main appeal is the collection of family snapshots.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: blessOTMA on October 17, 2009, 11:50:40 PM
Well I hope someome posts some of the great photos I hear about in this book since it is now
so pricy...pleaseeeeee
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Teddy on October 18, 2009, 01:33:22 AM
On this Forum someone offered this book me for $ 250,-. I find it pity that we charge eachother for such prices if we stand for the same interests.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Sarushka on October 18, 2009, 09:03:03 AM
Well I hope someome posts some of the great photos I hear about in this book since it is now
so pricy...pleaseeeeee

Many of the photos have already been posted here and on Livadia.org. They probably won't be new to you if you've spent a lot of time on either site.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: blessOTMA on October 18, 2009, 03:01:21 PM
Thank you for that heads up!  I have been a Romanov fan for over 30 years,
but have just recently discovered what's on the web!  It's a wonderful, mind blowning  feast !
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: RomanovMartyrs on February 19, 2010, 05:58:58 AM
I have just recently been looking up this book and am appalled at the price! 300-400 USD is insane!


Anyone have a good place to get them, or is anyone currently selling their copy for a decent price? Any feedback appreciated. Also, if anyone has some scans of the photos or Nicholas's drawings that would be super.

As someone mentioned above, I'll go search out Abebooks now.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Hilla on April 04, 2010, 07:46:50 AM
I just searched the book for myself and omg, the prices are so high! I'm just wondering who has 249 USD, as the lowest price, to pay for a book? The book itself would be very nice to have, but I would have to save money for it like million years.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on July 22, 2010, 06:18:47 PM
 I love the book but was most greatly disappointed that they did not have any pictures of the Romanovs during the war but over all the book is about the best Album out their on the Romanovs.
Here are most of the images from the Jewel Album. (the one's that are the new ones)
Tsar Nicholas on horseback
http://img23.imageshack.us/f/scan126d.jpg/
Olga and Tatiana next to a church or monastery
http://img819.imageshack.us/i/scan124.jpg/
Olga and Tatiana with Nicholas Olga seems to be whistling
http://img196.imageshack.us/i/scan123i.jpg/
Prince Georg Donotus  and Grand Duchess Elenore with Alexei
http://img25.imageshack.us/f/scan122u.jpg/
Georg Donotus and Alexei
http://img146.imageshack.us/f/scan121.jpg/
Alexei playing with his cousin and Derevenko
http://img8.imageshack.us/f/scan120v.jpg/
Nicholas with the grand duke of Hesse and Alix with Anya V.
http://img638.imageshack.us/i/scan115.jpg/
Alexandra with Maria?
http://img21.imageshack.us/f/scan114g.jpg/
Alexei in the snow
http://img207.imageshack.us/i/scan113.jpg/
4 grand Duchesses
http://img340.imageshack.us/i/scan111.jpg/
taken a few seconds later
http://img842.imageshack.us/i/67450236.jpg/
Nicholas on the Yacht
http://img146.imageshack.us/i/scan109.jpg/
Nicholas and Alexandra's departure from Spala with Prince Henry of Prussia
http://img268.imageshack.us/i/scan106k.jpg/
Taken a Min. later
http://img97.imageshack.us/i/scan105.jpg/
The Royal Coachman with Tatiana in the background
http://img818.imageshack.us/i/scan104.jpg/
A picnic with Nicholas' brother George and Prince Henry of Pussia
http://img718.imageshack.us/i/scan101.jpg/
Nicholas and Prince Henry
http://img710.imageshack.us/f/scan100.jpg/
Olga and Tatiana
http://img840.imageshack.us/f/scan127.jpg/
OTMA with Olga (Nicholas' sister)
http://img29.imageshack.us/f/66082215e.jpg/
Alexandra at dinner or lunch
http://img822.imageshack.us/f/75680228.jpg/
Nicholas and Alexandra
http://img62.imageshack.us/f/68471644.jpg/
Nicholas and Alexandra
http://img52.imageshack.us/f/31114567.jpg/
Alexandra
http://img836.imageshack.us/f/22593980.jpg/
Alexandra with a Lady-in-waiting
http://img819.imageshack.us/f/91893379.jpg/
Nicholas and Sister-in-Law at a game
http://img831.imageshack.us/f/59766768.jpg/
Alexandra
http://img268.imageshack.us/f/52975168.jpg/
Olga and Tatiana with Grand Duke Nicholas behind?
http://img217.imageshack.us/i/12344386.jpg/
Olga
http://img194.imageshack.us/f/99513309.jpg/
ota with a cousin
http://img812.imageshack.us/f/56358721.jpg/
Prince Waldemir taking pictures of his cousins
http://img31.imageshack.us/f/60666747.jpg/
lunch or dinner
http://img138.imageshack.us/f/15745928.jpg/
lunch or dinner
http://img96.imageshack.us/f/62004732.jpg/
Alix with someone
http://img210.imageshack.us/f/98020959.jpg/
Alix with a friend
http://img709.imageshack.us/f/46257869.jpg/
Nicky with relitives
http://img806.imageshack.us/f/30265556.jpg/

Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on July 22, 2010, 06:32:08 PM
on the Yacht
http://img834.imageshack.us/f/25865209.jpg/
The Kaiser shaking hands with Nicholas
http://img191.imageshack.us/f/97757837.jpg/
Nicholas smoking
http://img294.imageshack.us/f/scan98d.jpg/
Alexandra and her dog
http://img693.imageshack.us/f/scan97.jpg/
Nicholas Prince Henry and Grand Duke George
http://img12.imageshack.us/f/scan96f.jpg/
Alix talking with someone
http://img842.imageshack.us/f/scan95.jpg/
The young Alexandra a mistake in the camera.
http://img40.imageshack.us/f/scan93.jpg/
The young Alexandra
http://img204.imageshack.us/f/scan92d.jpg/
Alexandra and Olga
http://img121.imageshack.us/f/scan91.jpg/
Alexandra reading to Olga
http://img822.imageshack.us/f/scan90.jpg/
Nicholas and Alexandra
http://img39.imageshack.us/f/scan89q.jpg/
Minnie and her sister
http://img689.imageshack.us/f/scan88.jpg/
Alexander III with Olga, his wife and her sister
http://img207.imageshack.us/f/scan87.jpg/
Tsarevich Nicholas in 1889
http://img63.imageshack.us/f/scan86.jpg/

Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: blessOTMA on July 22, 2010, 11:29:16 PM
Wonderful! Thank you for posting such nice size one too!
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Olga Maria on July 23, 2010, 12:26:29 AM
Alexandra with Maria?
http://img21.imageshack.us/f/scan114g.jpg/
I love you sooo much!!! Many, many thanks to you for posting these pics!!! I don't have this book and I have been waiting for a long time to see the pictures published in this book : ))
The picture I quoted is Alexandra with "Anastasia" .
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on July 24, 2010, 02:13:34 PM
Your welcome BlessOTMA and Grand Princess Shandroise. Thanks for telling me about the image.
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: larri* on July 30, 2010, 08:02:35 PM
Tsarevich Alexei fan13 thank you very very much for this beautiful pictures!! The size is wonderful!!!! =)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Laura Mabee on July 31, 2010, 01:12:31 PM
Those are some great scans TAF13!
Thanks for taking the time to share.
It may be my poor memory, I'll have to check my book a bit later, but I recall there was an image of the Grand Duchess Ella in a swimming donut. I always thought it was humorous because of the beautiful dresses they wore. The last thing I would do in a lovely dress, is get into the water! : P
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Holly on July 31, 2010, 06:00:12 PM
Thanks for the scans!!

(The photographs of Alexandra in the Mauve Room with a baby is actually Tatiana, not Olga.)
Title: Re: The Jewel Album of Tsar Nicholas II, by von Solodkoff
Post by: Tsarevich Alexei fan13 on August 02, 2010, 09:04:20 AM
Your welcome everyone!
Those are some great scans TAF13!
Thanks for taking the time to share.
It may be my poor memory, I'll have to check my book a bit later, but I recall there was an image of the Grand Duchess Ella in a swimming donut. I always thought it was humorous because of the beautiful dresses they wore. The last thing I would do in a lovely dress, is get into the water! : P
I don't recall that I saw that photograph in their it could have been though.
Thanks for the scans!!

(The photographs of Alexandra in the Mauve Room with a baby is actually Tatiana, not Olga.)

Okay, sorry, the book said it was Olga but I remember a image I new it was anastasia, they said to was Maria.