The City And The Tsar. Peter The Great And The Move To The West (1748-1762). Harold Albert Lamb's (1892-1962) prose is direct and fast-paced, well-researched and accurate to the time period. This is one of Lamb's scarcer titles. (A good synopsis of his life and work can be found on Wikipedia.) Section headings include: the Two Gates of Muscovy; The Young Westerners; The Tour of Europe and the Invasion; Rise of the Makers of the Reign; The Turning to the East; Reaction of the Land against the City.
NY: Doubleday, 1948. 368 pages. Stated 1st edition. Map of the Western Frontier and neighboring peoples of Russia 1700 endpapers, frontispiece of official portrait of the Tsar, foreword, afterword, acknowledgments, index. Hardcover, burgundy cloth. Price-clipped jacket in good condition, some tape repairs, rubbing/chipping to extremities, overall sound. Uncommon with dustjacket by Adolf Hallman (1893-1968). 1 only.