Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, par l'auteur …
Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, par l'auteur …

[VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet]. Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, par l'auteur de l'histoire de Charles XII.

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[VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet]. Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand, par l'auteur de l'histoire de Charles XII. [Geneva, Cramer], 1765.

8volumes, 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines ornamented in gilt and with morocco lettering-pieces, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers (bound as volume 24 and 25 of a a collection of Voltaire' works, but published separately); pp. 280; 288, woodcut vignettes and headpieces; a few corners with wear, p. 6 in volume II with small paperflaw, otherwise a beautiful, clean and fresh set.
First published in 1759, these two volumes are based on much insider information Voltaire could gather through his friendship with Catherine the Great and Frederick the Great.

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