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Offline Nayomini

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Haven't followed the thread for a while but glad there's more info coming to light about the Tsar's visit to this part of the world. I believe the tree he planted was at the Botanical Gardens in the hill country Kandy. Must check it up when I visit there. Incidently, I found a local book on turn of the century socialites and leading families which mentions that Nicholas did attend a very lavish and extravagant wedding of an important and well to do Sri Lankan family  while in Colombo. Shall try to dig up on that.

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One volume per 1000$is very cheap for Russia.
You can not buy this book even for 10000$in Russia now.

The book I have is pretty small in size is it this one you talking about?
Its in Russian

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The original book is very big and luxurious.

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Re: Nicholas's visit to South Asia - India & Sri Lanka ( then known as Ceylon)
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 12:38:08 AM »
The original Russian edition of Prince E. E. Ukhtomsky's six-volume account is a set of three large albums, two volumes in each album.

The cover of Vol. 1:
http://tinyurl.com/7q2ydcn

As might be expected, Harvard has a set:
http://tinyurl.com/7l7sdv9

Partial re-print in Russian 919930:
http://tinyurl.com/855pm9a

More resent publications of parts of the series in English (1999):
http://tinyurl.com/7bfxyuk

A two-volume re-print in Russian (2010), 772 pages:
http://www.otchiy.ru/shop/UID_303.html
"Based on the French and German versions, originally published as ... Voyage en Orient de Son Altesse Impériale le Césarevitch (S.M. Nicolas II), 1890-1891, Indo-Chine, Chine, Japon, Sibérie ... and ... Orientreise Seiner Kaiserlichen Hoheit des Grossfürsten-Thronfolgers Nikolaus Alexandrowitsch von Russland, 1890-1891"--T.p. verso.

Here's an auction house selling the original set for a starting price of $9,300:
http://imperia.adg.ru/lots/book6-x-227/
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Re: Nicholas's visit to South Asia - India & Sri Lanka ( then known as Ceylon)
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 06:15:28 AM »
A much shorter and cheaper publication in English about Nicholas' visit to Thailand, formerly known as Siam, and to Saigon, Vietnam:
"Czarevitsch Nicolas of Russia in Siam and Saigon"   by Prince Esper Esperovitch Uchtomskij;
translated by Walter E. J. Tips;
published by White Lotus Press in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1999;
http://www.whitelotuspress.com/bookdetail.php?id=E22031.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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Re: Nicholas's visit to South Asia - India & Sri Lanka ( then known as Ceylon)
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 01:34:06 PM »
Oops! It appears that the title in my previous post was among the ones provided by Inok Nikolai (http://tinyurl.com/7bfxyuk).
My apologies for the duplication.
"The Correspondence of the Empress Alexandra of Russia with Ernst Ludwig and Eleonore, Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse. 1878-1916"  -  http://www.bod.de/index.php?id=296&objk_
"Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig and Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine in Italy - 1893"

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The Odyssey of the Elephant Tusks from Nicholas' trip in 1890-91:

http://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/07/the-odyssey-of-elephant-tusks.html

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Seems that Nicky collected quite a lot of stuff on his travels.