Prayer Book



1914 - 1916


Paper and Ink


H 3.75 in x W 3 in

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Gift. Andrault de Langeron, Svetlana Romanovna


Prayer book. Printed in black and red. 8 leaves, not paginated. Five reproductions of icons. Paper cover with gilt relief foliate design and circle in center with lettering in Church Slavonic characters: БЛАГОСЛОВЕ- | НIЕ ЕЯ ИМПЕРАТОСКА- | ГО ВЕЛИЧЕСТВА ГОСУДАРЫНИ | ИМПЕРАТРИЦЫ АЛЕКСАН- | ДРЫ ѲЕОДОРОВНЫ ("Blessing of Her Imperial Highness Alexandra Fedorovna"). Given out to soldiers during the World War I as a blessing memento by Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. On verso of first leaf is space for the recipient's name to be filled in by hand. On bottom of verso of first leaf is inscription in brown ink: Александра | Ц.С. 1916 г. ("Alexandra, TS(arskoe) S(elo), 1916.")

Inscriptions & Markings

On verso of first leaf is handwritten inscription in ink: Александра Ц.С. 1916 г.