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Hardcover Royal Russia: The Private Albums of the Russian Imperial Family Book

ISBN: 1856850862

ISBN13: 9781856850865

Royal Russia: The Private Albums of the Russian Imperial Family

This splendid selection of 140 rare or unpublished photographs from the Romanovs' own albums is an intimate portrait of the private and public lives of Tsar Nicholas II's family. It shows them relaxing in the luxury of their magnificent country estates, at work during World War I in the Palace Hospital, the children playacting, mushroom picking, and studying with their tutors. More formal portraits include the ceremony of the Imperial court as well...


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L I K E.......A.......R O Y A L.......T I M E.......M A C H I N E...!

The pictures in this book are mostly LARGE! They have informative and sometimes poignant captions. Many of them have previously been unseen, as they are from the private albums of the Czarina, Alexandra, and her daughter, the Grand Duchess Marie. Pictures of private moments, imperial splendour, and, sadly, of life whilst imprisoned and confined, are also shown. What impressed me most about these pictures are 1) the majority OF them are, as mentioned, nicely L A R G E. LARGE enough to really see the details of royal expressions, clothing, and background. The pictues are also remarkably c l e a r -- due, no doubt to the large-format cameras usually used on all occasions at that time. This book might not have as many pictures as some books on the Imperial Family -- but those that are here are enough to keep anyone interested in this close-knit, royal, loving, and tragic family enthralled. These pictures -- and their capitons -- give a wonderful "insiders" view of what life was like for them. It's the next best thing to having a time-machine, I think, and is a treasure for all people interested in this intriguing, sadly lost Royal Family.

A glimpse of a Royal Family without the Press

I have always had an interest in the Russian Royal Family (the Romanovs), but until I acquired this book, had not realised the Family's interest in photography. It is such a blessing. It means that all sorts of family outings are recorded, with a really nice 'snap-shot' feel. Such lovely offspring, and such a tragedy, especially as the Tsar's cousin would not offer them sanctuary in England.

czar nicholas

i love to read anything i can find on the russian royal family,great book.great service,thanks.

More than you need!

I enjoy reading about Imperial Russia very much, and this is one of the books I have enjoyed the most! It gives you a very good look into these people's lives, which makes this an excellent book for studying!! Five stars for this book!

Great book!!!!!!!!!!

I reccomend this book because it has lots of great photograhs and focuses manly on the Royal Family at home, and not the big parade stuff that is in a lot of albums! I love this book!!!
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