SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF PETERSBURG: PARTICULARLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE REIGN OF CATHARINE II. AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THAT OF PAUL I. FORMING A DESCRIPTION OF THE MANNERS OF PETERSBURG, AT THE CLOSE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, AND CONTAINING VARIOUS ANECDOTES, COLLECTED DURING A RESIDENCE OF TEN YEARS IN THAT CAPITAL. WITH REMARKS ON THE EDUCATION OF THE GRAND DUKES, THE MANNERS OF THE LADIES, AND THE RELIGION OF THE PEOPLE. Charles Francois Philibert Masson.
SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF PETERSBURG: PARTICULARLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE REIGN OF CATHARINE II. AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THAT OF PAUL I. FORMING A DESCRIPTION OF THE MANNERS OF PETERSBURG, AT THE CLOSE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, AND CONTAINING VARIOUS ANECDOTES, COLLECTED DURING A RESIDENCE OF TEN YEARS IN THAT CAPITAL. WITH REMARKS ON THE EDUCATION OF THE GRAND DUKES, THE MANNERS OF THE LADIES, AND THE RELIGION OF THE PEOPLE.

SECRET MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF PETERSBURG: PARTICULARLY TOWARDS THE END OF THE REIGN OF CATHARINE II. AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF THAT OF PAUL I. FORMING A DESCRIPTION OF THE MANNERS OF PETERSBURG, AT THE CLOSE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, AND CONTAINING VARIOUS ANECDOTES, COLLECTED DURING A RESIDENCE OF TEN YEARS IN THAT CAPITAL. WITH REMARKS ON THE EDUCATION OF THE GRAND DUKES, THE MANNERS OF THE LADIES, AND THE RELIGION OF THE PEOPLE.

Philadelphia: Printed for R. T. Rawle by John Thompson, 1802.

Full Leather. Early U.S. Edition of the Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburg, a description of the court of Catherine the Great and Paul I of Russia, by Charles Francois Philibert Masson. Shoemaker gives precedence to the Conrad edition, published the same year. With a divisional title page for ‘Volume II,’ though Shoemaker calls this one volume, and the pagination and collation are continuous throughout. Lacking front endpaper. Some warping to the boards. Discreet Japanese tissue repair to the front joint by a conservator. Full calf, with a leather label and gilt designs. 322 pp. Good. (Shoemaker 2633).

Good binding.
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