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7 June 2010
BERKH, Vasilii Nikolaevich (1781-1834). Tsarstvovanie Tsaria Feodora Alekseevicha i istoria Pervago Streletskago Bunta. [The Reign of Tsar Feodor Alekseevich and the History of the First Rifles Rebelion.] St. Petersburg: Kh. Gintse, 1834-35. 2 parts in 1 vol., 8° (198 x 130mm). Engraved view of the Kremlin, printed in sepia. (Dampstain in the last few gatherings.) 20th-century black quarter cloth. Provenance: Imperial Public Library (de-accession stamp dated 1905 on the last printed leaf).
FIRST EDITION, COMPLETE WITH THE VIEW OF THE KREMLIN CA.1679. An important history of the Russian Tsars before Peter I, and of the Moscow Uprising of 1682 which followed the death, without issue, of Feodor III.
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