1770 – MEMOIRS OF RUSSIA, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND MILITARY, FROM THE YEAR MDCCXXVII to MDCCXLIV (1727 to 1744) by GENERAL MANSTEIN
“A Period comprehending many remarkable Events. In Particular The Wars of Russia with Turkey and Sweden – with – A Supplement, containing a Summary Account of the State of the Miliary, the Marine, the Commerce, &c. of that great EMPIRE.” Translated from the original manuscript.” – Manstein served with the Russian army in the Baltic, Siberia, and the Crimea, an eye-witness to the events described.
Printed for James Williams, Dublin, 1770, 424 pages, index. Full leather, tight book block with some light foxing. NOTE – FRONT BOARD IS DETACHED (see last images below), but present. The first edition from 1770 was published in London with 10 maps, and sells from $1,000 to $1850. This Dublin edition, printed in the same year, was most likely a “bootleg printing” without the maps. These is no indication of maps ever being present, nor a listing for them. Index only, no table of contents. The number of pages of this Dublin edition are the same as the London edition. The value of the London edition is because of the maps, thus here you get the same original text for substantially less.
Price $300 – (Order Number eb1632)