1798 1ed English Life of Catherine II the Great of RUSSIA by Castera HUGE MAP 3v

CASTERA, Jean-Henri

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Catherine II was an 18th-century Empress of Russia, who is better known today as Catherine the Great. It was under her reign than Russian gained prominence in Europe and entered the Golden Age of Russia or the ‘Catherinian Era’.

 

While Catherine’s court in St. Petersburg, French historiographer Jean-Henri Castera anonymously published a life of empress immediately following her death. It is famous for its accuracy and its deliberate intentions of immortalizing Catherine. This book also provides descriptions of the Russian military organization and administration, as commentary on Russian social classes and serfs. This first English edition was published in 1798 London and features an hugely desirable folding map of the Russian Empire under Catherine II.

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1798 1ed English Life of Catherine II the Great of RUSSIA by Castera HUGE MAP 3v

 

Catherine II was an 18th-century Empress of Russia, who is better known today as Catherine the Great. It was under her reign than Russian gained prominence in Europe and entered the Golden Age of Russia or the ‘Catherinian Era’.

 

While Catherine’s court in St. Petersburg, French historiographer Jean-Henri Castera anonymously published a life of empress immediately following her death. It is famous for its accuracy and its deliberate intentions of immortalizing Catherine. This book also provides descriptions of the Russian military organization and administration, as commentary on Russian social classes and serfs. This first English edition was published in 1798 London and features an hugely desirable folding map of the Russian Empire under Catherine II.

 

Item number: #9907

Price: $950

 

CASTERA, Jean-Henri

 

The life of Catharine II, Empress of Russia: an enlarged translation from the French, with seven portraits elegantly engraved, and a correct map of the Russian empire.

 

London: Printed for T.N. Longman and J. Debrett, 1798. 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – viii, 484
    • II – vii, [1], 531
    • III – viii, 530, [6]
      • Large folding map
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~8.75in X 5.75in (22cm x 14.5cm)
    • Very rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $2,000

 

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9907

Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

CASTERA, Jean-Henri

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete