St. Petersburg: Izdanie A. F. Marksa, 1893. Octavo (19.5 × 12.8 cm). Publisher's green embossed cloth; 448 pp. Frontis portrait engraved by I. F. Deininger, with protective calque. Front hinge a bit tender; smudge to front board; occasional light foxing; still a very good copy.
This attractive volume gathers the literary works by Empress Catherine the Great, who was well-known for her didactic plays and tales, often published using pseudonyms. Part one contains dramatic works, such as Catherine's comedies of manners and her anti-Masonic plays, and part two reproduces her allegorical tales, as well as various satirical articles written for the journals of her day. With a brief introduction about Catherine's literary writing by the editor. A variant in blue cloth is also known.
Book ID: P4593