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Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611) The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour, (commonly called the Emperour of M

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
66
Estimate:
$15,000 - $25,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Fletcher, Giles (1549?-1611) The Russe Common Wealth, or Maner of Gouernement by the Russe Emperour, (commonly called the Emperour of Moskovia) with the manners, and fashions of the people of that Countrey London: Printed by T[homas] D[awson] for Thomas Charde, 1591. First edition, octavo, title printed within typographical ornament border, text in Roman letter, ex libris Newberry Library with their bookplate marked duplicate and withdrawn in 1993 with librarian's initials, bound in later full calf, a.e.g., hinges very tender, 6 x 4 in.

Fletcher served as English ambassador to Russia in 1588. Cultural observations such as his, written from an outsider's perspective at the end of the 16th century, are uncommon.

A3 (lacking first leaf, A1, blank except for signature mark), B-P8, Q4.
http://estc.bl.uk/S102293
Estimate $15,000-25,000


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