The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, including the History of the Russian Empire During His Reign; with an Historical Sketch of the Most Important Events During that Period by M. de Voltaire [provenance: Samuel H. Buehler]. Francois Voltaire.
The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, including the History of the Russian Empire During His Reign; with an Historical Sketch of the Most Important Events During that Period by M. de Voltaire [provenance: Samuel H. Buehler]

The Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, including the History of the Russian Empire During His Reign; with an Historical Sketch of the Most Important Events During that Period by M. de Voltaire [provenance: Samuel H. Buehler]

Fredericktown, Md. John P. Thomson, 1813. Hardcover. "A New Edition with Corrections." 348 p.; 19 cm. Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules. Leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Peter the Great. Large engraved bookplate on front fixed endpaper of the Phrenakosmian Library, Pennsylvania College. The Phrenakosmian Library was a literary society library at Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College) in Gettysburg, Pa. Inscriptions on the front free endpaper indicate that the book was given to the Phrenakosmian Society in 1832 by Samuel H. Beuhler. Samuel H. Buehler (1783-1856) was born in Lebanon, Pa., and died in Gettysburg, where he had had a drug and book store. He became involved in Pennsylvania College shortly after its founding, being elected a trustee in 1838 and treasurer in 1839. He served in both those offices until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Alexander D. Buehler. In Very Good- Condition: damage at head of spine with loss of 1-cm. leather; leather is rubbed; old writing on boards and back endpapers; minor marginalia; occasional soiling; pages are brown but intact. A solid and well-used copy with an interesting provenance. Very Good -. Item #005434

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