Peter The Great: Makers Of History Series

By: Abbott, Jacob

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010528: No Jacket As Issued. Boards are dark maroon with large black sword emblem on front and black lettering with lines on spine. Originally written in 1859. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for light rubbing at spine top/bottom). Illustrated throughout with 10 engravings, plus frontispiece (of a Portrait of Peter). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "By sheer force of will, Peter the Great single-handedly imposed modernization on a highly resistant Russia. He overcame foes from within his country, including his sister Sophia, whom the anti-modernist forces favored for the throne. He overcame Charles XII of Sweden, his great rival for control of the Baltic, in spite of overwhelming defeats. He considered his son Alexis unworthy of the throne and had him killed rather than trust his kingdom to a libertine.": Steel engraving: 5 x 6.75 in.: 368 pages

Title: Peter The Great: Makers Of History Series

Author Name: Abbott, Jacob

Categories: Historical,

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1901

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued

Store ID: 010528

Keywords: Biography History