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).