Title The History of Peter The Great, Emperor of Russia. To which is prefixed A short General History of the Country, from the Rise of that Monarchy: and an Account of the Author's Life. In Two Volumes.
Book Condition Good+
Publisher Aberdeen F. Douglass and W. Murray. 1755
Seller ID 23728
Both vols: brown leather boards, somewhat worn; brown leather spine, somewhat worn; titling and decoration very faded; raised bands on spine; bookplate on front pastedown; owner's name on front endpaper. Vol I, front board detached, but present - remainder of binding tight, with no loose pp. Vol II, binding tight. pp clean and supple in both vols. Vol I: engraved frontispieces of Peter the Great and Major General Gordon (the author), followed by A Short Account of the Author's Life, the Author's Preface, the Contents, List of Subscribers, a fold-out map of Russia, and Books I - VIII. Vol II comprises an engraved frontis. of Lieutenant General Prince Menzikoff, Contents, Books IX - XVI, the Index, Errata, Directions to Bookbinder, and 2pp publisher's catalogue. Gordon was a Major General in the Tsar's army; this is a first-rate, largely first-hand account of the Emperor's life and times, and of his part in them.; 8vo (5" x 8"); iv-xxxii, 2-311 + 2-352, 2pp Pblr's Cat pages