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The Life of Catharine II Empress of Russia
London - T N Longman, 1798 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A biographical work on the Empress of Russia. Catharine the Great was Russia's longest ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'etat in which her husband Peter III was assassinated. Illustrated, with seven portraits over two plates and a map of Russia. Collated, complete. With the bookplate of an individual whose initial starts with 'T'. The crest to this work has the crown of a Marquess. In thecircle there isthe motto 'Nemo Me Impune Lacessit' which is the Latin motto f the Royal Stuart dynastyas wll as the Order of the Thistle and three British Army regiments. There is the St Andrew with the saltire in a badge to thebottom. The St Andrew is inside a star,not dissimilar to the capbatch of the BlackWatch or the starof the Order of the Thistle. This work is an English translation ofJean-Henri de Castera's biographical work. Translated from the original French. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to joints. Rubbing is heaviest to the head of volume III. A few spots to boards. Bookplate to the front pastedown of all volumes. Prior owner's inscription to the head of title pages. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. A few light spots to the first and last few pages. The odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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