[Nobel oil industry]. Na pamjat'o dne pjatidesjatiletija Emmanuila Ljudvigovicha Nobel' 10 Junja 1909 goda [= In memory of the 50th anniversary of Emmanuel Ludwigovich Nobel, 10 June 1909].

[St Petersburg], Komissiej Sluzhashchich Tovarishchestva neftjanogo proizvodstva Brat'ev Nobel, 1909.

Folio (273 x 360 mm). Lithographed frontispiece in colour, 4 portraits of the Nobel family, and 39 plates in colour and black and white (all with printed tissue guards). Publisher's original galf cloth over grey boards with title printed to gilt upper cover.


Rare Russian commemorative publication memorializing the 50th birthday of Emanuel Nobel (1859-1932), nephew of Alfred Nobel. He was head of the family's oil business, Branobel, an oil empire that was based in Baku (Azerbaijan, Imperial Russia) and was the largest oil company in Europe. Emanuel Nobel accepted Russian citizenship at the Tsar's personal request; from 1891 until 1918 he also sat on the board of the Russian State Bank's Discount Committee until he was forced to flee Russia after the Revolution. Emanuel Nobel was also instrumental in the execution of his uncle's will and thus in the formation of the Nobel Prize. The album was prepared and published by the Nobel Brothers "Petroleum Partnership Employees Committee" (their publication label is pasted to the inside front covery), and every participant in the festivities was presented with a copy.

Extremeties slightly bumped, a few very minor nicks to edges of plates, but altogether uncommonly well preserved.


OCLC 185188381.

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