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The history of the Great Northern War

LIMIERS, Henry Philippe de.
Histoire de Suede sous le regne de Charles XII. Où l'on voit aussi les révolutions arrivées en differens tems dans ce Royaume. Toute la Guerre du Nord.
Amsterdam, Janssonius van Waesberge, 1721. 6 volumes. 12mo. With an engraved frontispiece in vol. I, letterpress title-page in red and black in each vol., in total 2 folding engraved maps (Scandinavia, Denmark and Sweden including the Baltic states, Poland and part of Russia; and Charles's campaigns from 1700 to 1718) and 58 engraved plates (21 folding, mainly views and battle scenes; and 37 full-page, mainly portraits). Contemporary, uniform mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers, red edges. [4], XLVI, [38], 414, [2]; [18]-414; [18], 422; [16], 416; [20], 483 (= 491), [1 blank]; [18], 463, [1 blank] pp.
€ 2,500
First edition of the life of Charles XII, King of Sweden and the history of the Great Northern War by Henri Philippe de Limiers (ca. 1675 - 1725). Charles' campaigns, including the early ones, are described and illustrated with battle scenes, views and portraits, including the Battle of Narva (November 1700), which drove the Russians away from the Swedish trans-Baltic provinces; and the crossing of the Western Dvina River (1701), which scattered the troops of Augustus II (elector of Saxony and king of Poland). Corners bumped; one map with marginal waterstain; small tear in view facing p. 188 of vol. IV. A fine set of this history of the Great Northern War. V. Gestel - Van het Schip, Maps in books of Russia and Poland 162; STCN (4 copies, incl. 1 incomplete); not in Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe, Tiele, Bibl.
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