Vìsnik Odesʹkogo Nacìonalʹnogo Unìversitetu: Bìblìotekoznavstvo, Bìblìografoznavstvo, Knigoznavstvo (2017-10-01)

«ALMANACH ROYAL» IN THE M. S. VORONTSOV BOOK COLLECTION

  • О. В. Полевщикова

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 22, no. 2(18)
pp. 187 – 209

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During his staying inFranceas a commander of the Russian occupation army corps (1815–1818) M. S. Vorontsov, who came from the family of bibliophiles, was eager to complete his library with rare and valuable books. He managed to acquire a great number of rarities including a complete set of a popular year-book «Almanach royal» which nowadays is conserved in the Scientific Library of theOdessaNationalMechnikovUniversity. The article considers the peculiarities of the copies presented in the collection trying to establish the provenance of a number of volumes resulting from the study of different kinds of owners’ marks: readers/owners’ notes, armorial bookplates and handwritten ex-libris as well the most notable bindings of the collection.

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