Moscow: Kryazhev and May, 1806. Item #134
, 362,  p., 1 frontispiece. 17,7x11,4 cm. Contemporary full leather. Title of the book gilt on the spine. Tiny hole in the title page, some stains but overall very good condition. Owner’s inscription ‘Shilovoy Tatiany’ on the endpapers done in the first quarter of XIX century.
Early Russian translation of English classical poet Edward Young done by Mikhail Parenago (1780-1832) the author of English grammar (1828) and Russian-English dictionary (1808-1817). Young was translated to Russian in XVIII century but this is one of the first translations that was done from English, not from French. Parenago used ‘Beauties of Edward Young’ (1802) - anthology by G.Evans. He also puts the quote from Evans on the title page as an epigraph.
Only one copy in Germany according to WorldCat.