This one-of-a-kind gift set includes fine painted portraits of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, with a detailed Imperial Russian double-headed eagle painted on the back. 3½" wooden egg on a 2" pedestal.
A Lifelong Passion - Nicholas & Alexandra: Their Own Story. Andrei Maytunas and Sergei Mironenko. The authors, one a historian, the other the Director of the Russian State Archives, draw heavily on the hitherto private correspondence of the Tsar and Tsarina to create an intimate account of their lives. Nicholas and Alexandra are brought to life through the dignity of their own unforgettable words. Index, sources and historical afterward. Hardcover edition. NY: Doubleday, 1997. 667 pages. Illustrated.
Book also available separately here.