FROM THE LIBRARY OF CATHERINE II (1762-1796) Ricaud de Tiregale. Médailles sur les principaux événemens de l’empire de Russie depuis le regne de Pierre le Grand jusqu à celui de Catherine II avec des explication historiques par P. Ricaud de Tiregale. Potsdam: chés Sommer, 1772.

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On vol. in-folio, cover, (5) pp., 111 ff° and 1 f° errata and 4 pp. of contents, marbled full-calf, spine ribbed and decorated with gilded eurons and lets, golden ne garland framing the lay ats, euron at the corners, large Russian eagles on the sup. lay at, crowned «E» cypher on the second lay at, golden edges (period binding). Restored clamps, cuttings and corners, redone backing. A very rare work dedicated to HRH the Empress of all Russias, ornamented with a large portrait of the Czarina and 111 engraved vignettes representing both faces of each medal engraved to the glory of the History of Russia.