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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    BULGAKOV, Aleksandr Iakovlevich (1781-1863). Ruskie i Napoleon Bonaparte. [Russians and Napoleon Bonaparte]. Moscow: Selivanovskii, 1814.

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    BULGAKOV, Aleksandr Iakovlevich (1781-1863). Ruskie i Napoleon Bonaparte. [Russians and Napoleon Bonaparte]. Moscow: Selivanovskii, 1814.

    8° (218 x 131mm). Additional engraved title and hand-coloured frontispiece; printed on 'papier bleuté'. (Minor soiling on additional title.) Contemporary Russian half calf over marbled boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, black morocco label lettered in gilt (extremities rubbed). Provenance: an early bookplate removed -- Paul M. Fekula.

    Second (first illustrated) edition; an excellent copy in contemporary binding. The text quotes official documents and details the war of 1812, which the author describes as an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the literary and political arts. Fekula 2310 (this copy); Obol'ianinov 2368; SK (1801-1825) 853.


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