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Biographical Essay on Prince Dmitriy Mikhailovich Pozharskiy].
S. Selivanovskiy Moskva 1817 - Octavo (20.4 cm x 12.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece with portrait, title, [6], iv, 110pp., folding genealogical table, [2] pp.; occasional dampstain and spotting. Contemporary half calf over paper boards, flat spine gilt, pale blue endpapers; rather rubbed. Lovely and unusual work on one of the greatest Russian heroes: the birth of Romanovs' Russia. First edition. Prince Dmitri Mikhailovich Pozharskiy (1578-1642) is considered a Russian hero whose statue graces Moscow's Red Square. During the early 1600s, he fought against the Poles, who, taking advantage of unstable political conditions and internal struggles for the Russian throne, had invaded Russia. In 1611 he took command of a national militia formed on the initiative of the merchant Kuzma Minin of Nizhny Novgorod. With his improvised army he marched on Moscow in 1612 and drove out the Poles, ending the effort of King Sigismund III to subjugate Russia. Subsequently, Pozharskiy summoned a representative assembly, which in 1613 elected Mikhail Romanov tsar, the first of the longest Russian dynasty. Obolyaninov 352 (with the wrong date 1818). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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