PETER THE GREAT. A true, authentick, and impartial History of the Life and glorious Actions of the Czar of Muscovy: from his Birth to his Death. Containing, I. An Exact Account of his Title, Descent, Family and Issue. II. His Detection of the several Plots formed against him, and his Punishment of the Conspirators. III. His Wars with the Turks, Swedes and Polanders; and his successful and unparalleled Conquests over those People. IV. His Travels into Europe, &c. for the Improvement of Arts, Sciences, Military Discipline and Naval Affairs, more particularly to Germany, Holland, and the Courts of England and France. V. His Remarkable Speech at his Return Home. VI. His Proceedings against the Czarewitz his Son, his Nomination of a Successor, his Sickness, Death and Interment. The whole compiled from the Russian, High Dutch and French languages, state papers, and other publick authorities. London: Printed for J. Stagg et al., .
8vo. 8vo. 18th-century English panelled calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco lettering-piece; pp. viii, 429 (errors in pagination), woodcut head- and tail-pieces; hinges a little worn, otherwise a very good copy.
Second edition of one of the the first full-length biographies of Peter the Great in the English language. At times ascribed to Daniel Defoe the book had appeared in 1723 under the title An impartial history of the life and actions of Peter Alexowitz.