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Tagebuch des Generalen [vols. 2 & 3: Generals - Gordon, Patrick | Obolenski, M. - 1699. [1219316]
- Three volumes, later half morocco, spines faded. Front printed wrappers of vol. 1 & 3 bound in. Pp. lxix-lxx + 2 portraits in volume one were added when printing of this volume had already been completed; these leaves are bound at the beginning. Moskau, gedruckt in der Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1849 (vol. 1); St. Petersburg, In Commission bei K. F. Köhler in Leipzig, 1851-52 (vols. 2-3). 8vo. [iv] + lxx pp. + 662 pp. (erroneously paginated 1-652, 663-72) + 2 engraved portraits; + [viii] + xviii + [viii] + 736 pp. + 1 engraved plate ("Horologium Moscoviticum") + 2 folding engraved plans with a total of 3 illustrations: "Plan der Festung Asow während der Belagerung in den Jahren 1695 u. 1696", "Karte der Mündungen des Don" and "Plan der am 8t. Juli 1678 von den Türken angegriffenen und am 11t. August eroberten Festung Tschigirin"; + [ii] + viii + 418 pp. + 118 pp. (index of names and subjects, "Vollständiges Namen- und Sachregister zu Gordon's Tagebuch") + [ii] pp. (errata) + 1 folding lithographed plate (facsimile of Gordon's handwriting). Patrick Gordon (1635-1699) was a Scottish soldier of fortune who became a general in the Russian army and a close friend of Tsar Peter I. He originally enlisted at Hamburg in the Swedish military forces in 1655 and served alternately for Sweden and Poland in the following years. In 1661 he took service in the Russian army, where he enjoyed a very successful military career. During the revolution in Moscow in 1689 Gordon and his troops virtually decided events in the favour of Tsar Peter I, and after this Gordon remained high in the Tsar's favour. General Gordon's diary, written in English, was preserved in the archives of the Imperial Russian foreign office. It was published for the first time in the present German translation. The importance of this diary for the understanding of late seventeenth-century Russia has long been recognised and it is an outstanding source for the reign of Peter the Great. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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