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  • 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., Gordon, Alexander
  • 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., Gordon, Alexander

Author Name    Gordon, Alexander

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.

Binding   Hardback

Book Condition   Good+

Edition   First

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

Price = 250.00 GBP



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