Описание жития и дел Принца Евгения Герцога Савойскаго
(Life and work of Prince Eugene of Savoy) – In Russian language.
Saint Petersburg, 1770.
Prince Eugene Francis of Savoy, better known as Prince Eugene, was a field marshal in the army of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty during the 17th and 18th centuries. He was one of the most successful military commanders of his time and rose to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Eugene left Vienna in early June 1716 with a field army of between 80,000–90,000 men. He participated as a soldier in the Great Turkish war which later gave him the colonelcy and was awarded the Kufstein regiment of dragoons by Leopold I.
By early August 1716 the Ottoman Turks, some 200,000 men under the sultan’s son-in-law, the Grand Vizier Damat Ali Pasha, were marching from Belgrade towards Eugene’s position west of the fortress of Petrovaradin on the north bank of the Danube. Prince Eugene fought the Ottomans with great success up until the final victory in Belgrade and the conclusion of the Austro-Turkish war.
Pp. Frontispiece with portrait +  + 394 + 16 (9 multiple folded) leaves with copperplate engravings and battle plans. Complete.
Dimensions: 24,5 x 18 cm.
Binding: Middle 19th century half leather binding. Decorated and lettered spine reinforced. Worn, corners damaged.
Condition: Frontispiece damaged (see scan) and pasted on flyleaf. Some writings and underlining on the title and a few pages on the beginning. Otherwise, nice and clean copy.
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