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FROM THE COUNT BUTURLIN’S LIBRARYJEAN ROUSSET DE MISSY (1686-1762) Nestesuranoi I. Mémoires du règne de Pierre le Grand.

- Nouv. éd. Amsterdam, 1729-1737.Notes on the reign of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, father of the Fatherland. - New ed.: in 4 vols., Amsterdam, 1729-1737. - 17х11 cm. In French. In four parchment bound of the time. The publication is illustrated with cutting engravings, a portrait of Peter I on the frontispiece of the fourth volume. Collectible condition. The armorial bookplate of the count B. Buturlin on the flyleaf of each volume.In the Preface the author stated that the writer of the ‘Notes’ could be considered a Russian Baron Ivan Ivanovich Nestesuranoi, and the publisher just arranged his materials and added them by some useful thoughts. Absurd last name Nestesuranoi, which is an anagram of the Russe, obviously, seemed well sounding in Russian. This name is on the title page of the book, and all the narrative is given on behalf of the Russian author. Provenance: Dmitry Petrovich Buturlin (1763-1829) - privy councilor, Senator, Director of the Hermitage.
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