Description: containing political reports from the capitals of Europe, in Greek, received (probably in Constantinople) in the months October to December 1740; the longest item 5pp. "Estimation of the present situation in Russia" (where the child Ivan VI had just succeeded to the throne), manuscript on paper, 28 leaves, folio (332 x 207mm.), early nineteenth-century half russia,
old rebacking retaining original label
Condition Report: the condition of this lot is as described in the catalogue description
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Provenance: Hon. Frederic North [Lord North, fifth earl of Guilford (1766-1827)], bookplate and stamp, noted philhellene and collector of Greek manuscripts, sale 8 December 1830; Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 7242, sale in these rooms 26 June 1967, lot 638, bought by Maggs; Constantinos Saccas, neatly lettered in red ink
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