UKRAINE -- SCHERER, (J.-B.). Annales de la Petite-Russie; ou Histoire des Cosaques-Saporogues et des Cosaques de L'Ukraine, ou de la Petite-Russie, depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours. Par., Cuchet, 1788. 2 vols. (4), xvi, 328, (2); (6), 384, (5) pp. Cont. cf. w. green labels. (Lower outer corner leaf A1 of first vol. torn off (w. loss of a few letters), slightly browned, but a else a nice set).Fine set of the first edition of history of Ukraine by Jean Benoit Scherer, French diplomat who began his career in the French embassy in Saint Petersburg. Presumably based on a manuscript conserved in Kiev. The first volume comprises Ukrainian history, geography, and customs; the second is abridged histories of cossacks hetmans followed by translations of important treaties and documents. - Only 2 copies in NCC. W. ex libris of C. Narischkine & Le Bon G. De Joigny.
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