• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 311

    SUVOROV, Aleksandr -- ANTHING, Johann Friedrich (1753-1805). Zhizn i voennyia deianiia generalissimusa Grafa Suvorova Rymnikskago. Ch. 1 tol'ko. [The Life and War-Deeds of Generalissimus Count Suvorov. Volume 1 only.] St. Petersburg: Maksim Parpur, 1799. 8° (202 x 130mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and seven engraved folding plates. (Some soiling, bottom margin of 2 leaves trimmed, plates with old adhesive repairs showing through, tear in the inside margin of the last leaf.) Contemporary Russian calf (some wear). Provenance: 'M.P.' (binding) -- an indistinct 19th-century title inscription.

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    SUVOROV, Aleksandr -- ANTHING, Johann Friedrich (1753-1805). Zhizn i voennyia deianiia generalissimusa Grafa Suvorova Rymnikskago. Ch. 1 tol'ko. [The Life and War-Deeds of Generalissimus Count Suvorov. Volume 1 only.] St. Petersburg: Maksim Parpur, 1799. 8° (202 x 130mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and seven engraved folding plates. (Some soiling, bottom margin of 2 leaves trimmed, plates with old adhesive repairs showing through, tear in the inside margin of the last leaf.) Contemporary Russian calf (some wear). Provenance: 'M.P.' (binding) -- an indistinct 19th-century title inscription.

    FIRST EDITION IN RUSSIAN of this illustrated life of Russia's beloved hero, military genius and last Generalissimo. Suvorov died in May 1800, soon after his legendary crossing of the Alps - a feat not accomplished since Hannibal. Plate 1 with captions in Russian only, and all other plates with captions in Russian and French. Obol'ianinov 71; Sopikov 3979; SK 191.


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