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A brief history of Moscovia and of other less-known countries lying eastward of Russia as far as Cathay / gather'd from the writings of several eye-witnesses by John Milton ; to which are added other curious documents, with an introduction by Prince D.S. Mirsky ; illustrations by A. Brodovitch.

Author/Creator:
Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Publication:
London : Blackamore Press, 1929.
Format/Description:
Book
120 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Russia -- History -- 1533-1613.
Russia -- History -- 1613-1689.
Russia -- Description and travel.
Russia -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Travelers' writings, English -- Russia.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Contents:
Introduction
A brief history of Moscovia
A declaration of His Imperiall Majestie, the Most High and Mighty Potentate Alexea, Emperor of Russia, and great Duke of Muscovia, &c. Wherein is contained his detestation of the murther of Charles the First ... Printed in the yeere 1650
Letter of Oliver Cromwell to Tsar Alexis written by John Milton.
Notes:
"This edition is limited to 600 copies for sale in Great Britain and America"--P. [1]. A blank space has been left for the copy number.
Decorative head-pieces.
"The text of the present edition of A brief history exactly reproduces that of the editio princeps of 1682. Only obvious misprints have been silently corrected."--Introd.
"Names of the authours from whence these relations have been taken": P. 101-102.
Local notes:
Penn Libraries RBC Storage copy is no. 75 of a limited edition of 600 copies.
Milton Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Joseph A. Wittreich in honor of Stuart A. Curran.
Penn Libraries Milton Collection copy is unnumbered.
Penn Provenance:
Curran, Stuart A. (honoree)
Wittreich, Joseph Anthony (donor)
Penn Chronology:
1929
Contributor:
Mirsky, D. S., Prince, 1890-1939.
Stuart Curran-Joseph Wittreich Milton Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
3085769
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