[LOMONOSOV’S EPIC POEM ABOUT PETER THE GREAT] Piotr Velikiy [i.e. Peter the Great]
St. Petersburg: Academy of Science, 1760. Item #246
, 44 pp. 24x19 cm. Period styled full leather, some pages are restored (not affecting the text itself), the last page has some stains. 1 of 600 copies printed.
Extremely rare first edition of Lomonosov’s epic poem about Peter the Great. Complete with the dedication leaf to Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, the curator of Moscow University at the time (which was found 5 years prior to this publication). The poem consisted of two songs and wasn’t finished. However it played the significant part in the creation of literary cult of Peter the Great in Russian poetry.
Worldcat locates one copy only (Harvard). No auction records found.