Twelvemo, xxxii, [map], 95pp, [map], -253pp, [5pp]. Full calf, title in gilt on spine over red morocco, decorative gilt on spine. Text in French. Pink leaf ends. Marbled end papers. Includes two fold-out maps of the early Russian state. This account of the history of Russia, from the origins of the nation until the death of Grand Duke Jaroflaws. An exceptionally scarce copy of this important work by Lomonossov, complete with fine maps of early Russia.
Comments: Mikhail Lomonosov was a Russian writer, scientist and polymath, who made numerous contributions to science and the study of astronomy. He’s credited with the discovery of the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His work in geography led to the hypothesis of continental drift and the existence of Antarctica. This work was translated into German, French and English, with the English work being titled: A Chronological Abridgment of the Russian History, 1767. In French, Histoire de la Russie, depuis l’origine de la Nation Russe, jusqu’? la mort du Grand-Duc Jaroflaws Premier. Par Michel Lomonossow, Conseiller d’Etat & Membre des Acad?mies Imp?riales & Royales de Saint-Petersbourg, de Stockolm, etc, etc. Traduite de l’allemand, par M.E.