CHARLOTTE DE CAUMONT DE LA FORCE, GEROISKOI DUKH I LIUBOVNYIA PROKHLADY GUSTAFA VAZY, KOROLIA SHVEDSKAGO.

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Sankt-Peterburg, 1764.
8vo. [6], 304 pp. (last leaf blank).
Contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments, contrasting label, red edges.
Rare first edition in Russian of Caumont de La Force's novel Gustave Vasa; histoire de Suède (Paris 1697-8), translated by E. S. Khrlamov.Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force [1654-1724], French novelist and poet, best known for her fairy tales, her novel Gustave Vasa, is in the "histoires secrètes" style, recounting the secret life of a famous person often with an amorous intrigue.