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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    BANTYSH-KAMENSKII, Dmitrii Nikolaevich (1788-1850). Deianiia Znamenitykh Polkovodtsev i Ministrov, sluzhivshikh v tsarstvovanie Gosudaria Imperatora Petra Velikago. [Works of Famous Commanders and Ministers... of Peter the Great]. Moscow: S. Selivanovskii, 1821.

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    BANTYSH-KAMENSKII, Dmitrii Nikolaevich (1788-1850). Deianiia Znamenitykh Polkovodtsev i Ministrov, sluzhivshikh v tsarstvovanie Gosudaria Imperatora Petra Velikago. [Works of Famous Commanders and Ministers... of Peter the Great]. Moscow: S. Selivanovskii, 1821.

    2 vols., 8° (218 x 135mm). Half-titles, 23 engraved portraits and 2 plates of medals, by A. Osipov, A. Afanas'ev, A. Grachov, and others after Ia. Argunov. (Occasional light marginal spotting.) Contemporary tree calf, flat spines gilt, with red and black morocco labels (rubbed, spotting on endpapers). Provenance: A. Papovskaia (19th-century ownership signature) -- V.N. Vitov (signed stamp, and blind-stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    The Fekula copy of the second edition, complete with all portraits and in a handsome contemporary binding. This rare work contains the biographies, each with portrait, of the leading members of Peter the Great's court; this edition adds the life and portrait of Count Dmitrii Kantemir. Fekula 2269 (this copy); Obol'ianinov 809; SK (1801-1825) 418 (noting that the copy at MGU is defective). (2)


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