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ustrialov, Nicolas; Babouchkine, E. [translator] [УСТРЯЛОВ, Николай Герасимович и БАБУШК&#

Revue historique du regne de l'empereur Nicolas I.

[Historical Review of the Reign of Emperor Nicholas I].

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93342
Skt. Peterburg, Tip. ekpeditsii zagotovleniya gos. bumag, 1858
£1,250

Beautifully bound copy of this overview of the reign of Nicholas I, written by one of the most respected historians of the time.

Nikolai Ustrialov (1805 –1870) was a Russian historian and professor at Saint Petersburg University. He published a number of important works on the history of Russia, all of which were favourably received by the Imperial court and government.

In 1847 Ustrialov published a historical overview of the reign of Nicholas I in Russian to serve as a textbook for his students. The work was considered so important that Nicholas I personally reviewed the manuscript and made corrections.

The original edition was followed by a French translation four years later. The motives of the translator are explained in the introduction during his travels around Europe, Babushkin found that Europeans were very ignorant of Russian history and culture; he therefore felt it necessary to create a reliable source of information in the

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8vo, viii, 214, [6] pp. Contemporary presentation blue velvet binding, blind tooling to covers, all edges gilt, owner's inscription to half-title; very slightly rubbed.

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