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Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Duplicate Books
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:54:53 PM »
Yesterday I came across this thread for the first time and it is a great idea to offer and sell some books to each other!!
I offer the following book:

Travels with Queen Victoria, written by HRH The Duchess of York and Benita Stoney
ISBN 9780297831952
Year of publication: 1993
The book is in a good state, I bought it second hand last year. It has an inscription on one of the first pages.
Feel free to PM me if you are interested!

Maybe we could swap? I would like to have this book:
Nicholas and Alexandra: At home with the last tsar and his family

Italian Royal Families / Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose
« on: April 13, 2011, 04:00:14 PM »
Thank you Katenka Fyodorovna! The bride looks beautiful! Where did you get that signed photo of Princess Marie Josť from??

Italian Royal Families / Re: Books on Italian Royals
« on: April 13, 2011, 08:57:56 AM »
Don't forget to mention this book: Vita di corte in Casa Savoia, written by HRH Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia and Stefano Papi.
This is a very, very good book if you like to know more about the court life in the reign of the kings Umberto I, Victor Emmanuel III and Umberto II.
Recently, I bought this book and I am very positive about it, although I don't read Italian! There are a lot of photos in it, black and white and also in colour. The chapters are about the three queens in this period: Queen Margherita, Queen Elena and Queen Marie Josť. There are photos in it of palace interiors, menu cards, music programmes, rare photos of the Queens, photos of court dresses and photos of the wedding of Princess Marie Josť and Prince Umberto. A very interesting book!

Italian Royal Families / Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose
« on: April 13, 2011, 08:49:39 AM »
The wedding celebrations of Marie Josť were full of royal guests.
There is a lot of information on the wedding and its celebrations in the Italian book Vita di corte in casa Savoia, written by HRH Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoia and Stefano Papi. Maybe somebody could post some photos of the wedding?

I've been trying to get a copy of this book for ages without luck. I asked some Russian booksellers about it and was told it was out of print (only printed in limited quantities in the first place) and impossible to get now (sigh). None of the seller links for the book at alexander palace worked either. Nobody seems to have it.

I got it through Van Hoogstraten.

First, thank you Svetabel for confirming the chapters!

I also tried at van Hoogstraten for this book this afternoon, but they said that the book was sold in a limited print. They knew about the book, but it was very hard to get it. I will send them an email with a picture of the cover!

In the first post of this topic I have seen the chapters of this book.
But are these the only chapters, or are there some more in it?


Where did you get these photos from, Kmerov? Are they from a book or a magazine?

They are all from various Swedish and Danish books about Victoria and also generel Swedish Bernadotte royalty.

Thank you! Could you name the titles of these books ? Maybe I will search after them.

Where did you get these photos from, Kmerov? Are they from a book or a magazine?

Here some more photos of empress Frederick, if not new to everyone :

Friedrich and Victoria within a company:

This one must be new, the princess royal at her confirmation day:

And this one:


On the last photo the crown prince looks quite old !

A photo of crown princess Victoria with her daughters princesses Sophie and Viktoria in 1878:

Here are two photos of Queen Sophie of Greece from the collection of Huis Doorn, residence in exile of her brother the Kaiser:

Queen Sophie in mourning (???):

Queen Sophie with her daughter princess Katherine:

'Style and Splendour' really is a 'must' for any collection. It may offer nothing new about Maud, but the author manages to bring Maud alive with a delightful and 'intimate' commentary that really does add to the experience of drooling over the gorgeous illustrations of many of the pieces that were exhibited. It really does not matter if you miss the exhibition, the book is in itself a lovely and very interesting resource.

Last week the book 'Style and Splendour' arrived at my home. It is just amazing that so much clothes belonging to a royal person have been preserved ! The text is very interesting and gives information on the dress itself and the occasion it was worn for. Besides, the illustrations of the pieces are very stunning!


The Hohenzollern / Re: Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (Dona)
« on: July 20, 2009, 04:43:30 AM »
Some photos with Auguste Viktoria in possession of Huis Doorn:

as a child:

with her sister Karoline Mathilde in 1873:

in the garden of Villa Liegnitz with her two younger children:

the imperial family with their guests at the Achilleion:

at the Achilleion:

the Empress with her daughter and other people ice-skating:

I visited it today,with Joyann1, and we both were really amazed.The dresses, costumes and uniforms displayed are wonderful. I think 6 or 7 of Alexandra, Olga and Tatiana`s Court dresses from 1913, several of Nicholas uniforms and 2 of Alexei. No dresses from Maria and Anastasia though. It has much more, ofcourse, and it is great to see. Also the giftshop is worth a visit, several books on the IF - I bought 5 of them. Really worth a visit. Sadly taking pictures is not allowed, perhaps I will order the catalogue on the site, as I did not buy it on the spot.

It is really worth buying the catalogue, Imperial Grounds ! I have it in Dutch and I enjoy it very much :)
To Lucien, wonderful to live nearby such a great spot !

The book sounds very interesting...Can you tell me where one might order a copy in english?

Many thanks



You might order a copy in English on this site:

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