27 November 2008
BARKOV, Ivan Semenovich (1732-1768). Sochineniia i perevody. [Works and Translations 1762-1764, with a biographical Study of the Author.] St. Petersburg: V.S. Ettinger Press, 1872.
3 parts in one vol., 8° (202 x140mm.) (Slightly browned, a few leaves slightly dampstained.) Original brown cloth (slightly worn at extremities). Provenance: Prof. Sergei Aleksandrovich Rin... (indistinct stamp on title).
FIRST EDITION of this collection of works, some of it previously unpublished, comprising his life of A.D. Kantemir, his World of Heroes, and translations of Horace and Phaedrus, Cato and others. Lomonosov praised Barkov for his translations. Barkov also published a short history of Russia, and is well-known for his erotic poetry. Smirnov-Sokol'skii Moia biblioteka 49.
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