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Russlands glorreiche Selbstaufopferung zur Rettung der Menschheit. Nebst einem Versuche zur Erörterung der Frage: Was brachte die Revolution für Gewinn? [Russia's glorious self-sacrifice for the salvation of mankind. With an essay on the question: what has been gained by the Revolution?]
G. Fleischer d. Jüng, Leipzig 1815 - Octavo (21.5 × 13 cm). Later marbled card binding; part of front wrapper affixed to front board; 255 pp. Engraved frontis showing, in profile, Alexander I, Paul I, and Catherine the Great (signed Fr. Bolt). Rather foxed and a bit musty; private bookplate to front pastedown; closed tear to last leaf; still good or better. Scarce anonymous work which attempts to detail Russia's various efforts against France following the French Revolution. The author finds the Russian engagement all the more remarkable and prescient given its relative isolation. He begins with the reign of Catherine the Great and Paul I, before reviewing in detail the various battles and military steps taken under Alexander I. A final part attempts to find a silver lining in the upheavals of the Napoleonic Age, noting progress in the field of military science, democracy, and geographic exploration, while urging that the great French nation, blessed in terms of its climate, agriculture, and spirit, should peacefully resign itself to its place on the European continent. Provenance: Reiss & Auvermann (Sept. 1979). Not in Cat. Russica. KVK and OCLC show only a few copies in German, Swedish, and Swiss libraries; none in North America. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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