JEAN HENRI CASTÉRA (1749-1838) Histoire de Catherine II Imperatrice de Russie. Paris: 4 v. Paris, 1800.

Lot 369
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V. 1. Х, 465 p.; 1 p. portrait.; V. 2. [2], 401 p.; V. 3. [2], 363 p., 1 p. portrait; V. 4. [4], 2 p. portrait; 18х11 cm. In French. In four elegant full- leather bindings of the time. Gold-leaf embossed spines and ornamental frames on the lids. Speckled book edge. Flyleaves of ‘marbled’ paper. Silk book marks. Bookselling stamp on the title pages. Jean Henri Castera (1749-1838), a famous French writer, was the court historiographer of Catherine II, soon after the death of the Empress he published her detailed biography. Provenance: from the library of Elizabeth Demidova- Obolenskaya.