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[PETER THE GREAT].

Petr Velikiy, ego polkovodtsy i ministry: 23 portreta s prisovokupleniem kratkikh o zhizni ikh opisaniy.

[Peter the Great, His Generals and Ministers].

Stock Code
89815
Ernst, Moskva, 1848
£5,950

Lovely and fresh example, of this scarce pictorial record of the men who started the construction of a modern Russia at the turn of the 18th. century, including Sheremetev, Menshchikov, Golitsyn, Bruce, Kurakin and Kantemir among others. Each portrait, inspired from an earlier work by Bantysh-Kamenskiy (Бантыш-Каменский, Деяния знаменитых полководцев и министров, служивших в царствование Государя Императора Петра Великаго, 1812-13), is accompanied by a short biography.

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Description

Quarto (27,5 x 22,5 cm). 50 pp., including title, with 23 engraved portraits after Ya[kov Ivanovich] Argunov with captions in French and Russian, inscription in pencil to title; a couple of ancient restorations. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; wormed and rubbed, inner hinges cracked.

Bibliography

Obolianinov 2034; cf. Vereshchagin 34; not in Gubar.

Stock ID:89815

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