2 June 2014
Rodoslovnaia Kniga Kniazei i Dvorian rossiiskikh i vyezzshikh [The Book of Family Trees of Princes and Aristocracy of Russia and elsewhere]. Moscow: University Press of N. Novikov, 1787.
2 volumes, 8vo (202mm. x 120mm.) (Some leaves in vol.1 with minor dampstains, f.A4 verso with some loss of text replaced in manuscript). Contemporary Russian mottled calf, spines not uniformly stamped in black in compartments, vol.2 with maroon and green lettering pieces (lacking to vol.I, some wear to extremities of both vols.), vol.2 with blue and white endpapers. Provenance: His Excellency Aleksei Ivanovich [no surname] (note of his purchase of the volumes loosely inserted.
FIRST EDITION, with second variant to the foreword in lines 13-14, of this very rare work, which contains the text of the ‘Velvet Book’ with the descendants of Riurik and Gedemin. Svodnyi katalog 6018; Sopikov 5197; Bitovt 2171; Zaionchkovskii 942)
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