Alfred Rambaud. History of Russia from the Earliest Times to 1880: Volume I. Edited and enlarged by Nathan Haskell Dole. Translated by L.B. Lang. MA (Boston): C. F. Jewett Publishing Co., 1882. Hardcover. Large red cloth hardcover with gilt titles (faded on spine) and elaborately tooled front cover and spine. Clean and tight, back hinge cracked, spine worn top/bottom and tips, light soil and few stains. Overall very good for a 140 year old book.
Comprehensive history which begins with the Slavs and Vladimir the Great and ends with Catherine II. The author, Alfred Nicolas Rambaud (1842-1905), was a French historian who studied Russian history and published several important works on the subject of Russia. The book is profusely illustrated with black and white engravings and drawings. Beautiful steel engraved frontispiece of Peter the Great with tissue-protect intact. This edition was published in two volumes from three previously published volumes. Thus Vol 1 (this book) ends with page 400 (Alexis Mikhailovich - Feodor Alexievitch) and begins again (as Volume II) starting with page 14 (Peter the Great: Early Years) and ending on page 202(Catherine the Great: Early Years). Thus there are over 600 pages in this volume.