27 November 2008
MARIIA FEODOROVNA, Empress of Russia (1759-1828) -- Pensées sur les femmes et le marriage: dédiés aux hommes. Vols I-II. [Mysli o zhenshchinakh i brake, dlia muzhchin. Vyp. I-II.] Kehl: 1782.
2 vols (of 3), 8° (165 x 97mm). With half-titles. Engraved frontispiece in vol. I. (A few short marginal tears, one margin with loss.) Contemporary calf, covers centred with the gilt super ex-libris of Mariia Feodorovna, flat spines gilt in compartments, calf and morocco labels, edges red. Provenance: Mariia Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (binding).
FIRST EDITION. FROM THE LIBRARY OF EMPRESS MARIIA FEODOROVNA, wife of Paul I, and mother of Emperors Alexander I and Nicholas I. Pavlova, Imperatorskaia Biblioteka Ermitazha 1762-1917, p. 222. (2)
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