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Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« on: September 14, 2009, 05:32:08 PM »
Reading through many topics here, it seems that a lot of members have access to or even ownership of some very interesting historical collections.

Whether it be something so simple as a library of nonfiction books about the Romanovs, or photo albums, or letters or memorabilia or replicas or Faberges- anything and everything- Romanov history or otherwise- what do you have?

I'm very curious to hear some answers.

As for me, I have just a few books on the Imperial Family, Anna Anderson, and some fictions too. I've also a small icon of the Romanov family, blessed in St. Petersburg.

So what does everyone have?

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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 04:11:52 AM »
Hello.
I have about a dozen books on the Romanovs
I have a small glas egg with the peter the greats insignia
A ushanka with the imperial crest on it
I am also trying to get a coin from each Romanov Tsars rule
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 04:33:10 AM »
I have some books about the Romanovs:

- Nicholas II and the tragic end of the Romanovs

- Pomp, power and pageantry in the reign of Nicholas II

- The fate of the Romanovs

- The end of the Romanovs

- Tsar - the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra

- The private album of the Russian Imperial family

- A biography of Tsar Nicholas I

- A biography of Tsar Alexander II

And two novels about the Romanovs:

- The Romanov prophecy by Steve Berry

- Fire Ice by Clive Cussler (although I usually like Cussler's books, unfortunately I have to say that I don't like this particular novel).

And also, I have some coins from the Imperial Russia time.


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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 05:05:23 AM »
Thanks to a very generous person called Sarushka over here I managed to get several books also.... My Romanov collection therefore cosinsts of:

Tsar - The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra

The Romanovs - The Love, power and tragedy (my second Bible really....)

Camera and the Tsars

Ten years aboard the Imperial yacht Standart

Murder of Imperial family - the investigation by Sokolov

Collections of the Romanovs (about Ermitage)

Rasputin (by Michael de Enden)


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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 06:48:46 AM »
Always happy to help, Ally.

I don't have a recent photo of my Romanov bookshelf, but you can browse it virtually here:

http://www.librarything.com/catalog/sarahelizabethii&tag=Romanovs


I also have a NAOTMAA matryoshka doll, and an 1896 silver ruble:

THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2009, 03:39:47 AM »
Ten years aboard the Imperial yacht Standart

Thats sounds like a great read, what did you think of it Ally? do you recomend buying it?
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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 04:36:38 AM »
I think it´s definitely worth buying because of numerous yet unseen pictures of the yacht and Imperial family, but one can only truly appreaciate the volume if he/she reads Russian. Thankfully I can read Russian alphabet and even though my knowledge of the language is close to minimum, I understand most of the text since Czech is so very similar to Russian.

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2009, 06:56:42 PM »
Thankyou for that, unfortunatley i am unavble to read Russian yet but am gradually learning, ever so slowly.
I have the following books:
Romanov Autumn
The Real Romanovs by Gleb Botkin
The sokolov investigation
The secret plot to save the Tsar
The last dary of Tsaritsa Alexandra
Thirteen years at the Russian court
The Romanovs and Mr Gibbes
The Kitchen boy
Alexei and Me
Alexei and Rasputin
NICHOLAS II The family album
The Russian army and the first world war
I recomend all of these books, the Sokolov investigation i found to be a little challenging as im not very forensically minded
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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2009, 07:57:51 AM »
I have to add:

Today i bought Alexandra by carolly erickson. I have already read the book and it did not strike me as a too good biogrphy, but a.) I think it´s not THAT bad b.) I was happy to find something on the Romanovs in the bookstore at all!

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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2009, 09:02:53 PM »
I took a picture:



Hopefully by November my copy of volume 1 of Yakovlev's Alexander Palace book will have arrived.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 02:06:59 AM »
It´s like looking into a dream :)

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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 10:11:13 AM »
Looking into my mailbox this morning was a dream, too!



I didn't dare expect it to arrive so soon.
THE LOST CROWN: A Novel of Romanov Russia -- now in paperback!
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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2009, 10:20:34 AM »
Congrats Sarushka :) Hoep you´ll enjoy the book and share the wisdom!
BTW, the picture is brilliant :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2009, 11:36:45 AM »
Congrats Sarushka :) Hope you´ll enjoy the book and share the wisdom!

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Re: Historical/Imperial/Romanov Collections
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2009, 02:17:27 AM »
Wow, you guys have some great books. Sarushka I'm very envious of your collection!!

These are the books currently in my collection:

Nicholas and Alexandra -Robert Massie (my first Romanov book ever)
The last Empress by Greg King
The Fate of the Romanov’s
A lifelong Passion
Imperial Dancer: Mathilde Kschessinska and the Romanovs
Camera and the Tsars
Beauty in Exile
The Sunset of the Romanov Dynasty
The Romanovs - The Love, power and tragedy  (one my fav's)
Ella: Princess, Saint and Marty
Rasputin by Felix Youssoupoff
Prince Felix Yusupov by Christopher Dobson
Daily life in the Yusupov Palace ( Thank you Svetabel!)
Lost Splendor
Les Princes Youssoupoff (favorite Youssoupoff book)
Katia by Lucile Decaux


And I'm waiting for my latest purchase "Queen Victoria's Family: A Century of Photographs" which is to arrive this week.