[PÖHLMANN, Johann Paul].
THE COSSACKS
[PÖHLMANN, Johann Paul]. Die Kosaken oder historische Darstellung ihrer Sitten, Gebräuche, Kleidung, Waffen, und Art Krieg zu führen. Eine, besonders bei gegenwärtigen Zeitumständen, für Jeden interessante Schrift. Mit einem illuminirten Kupfer.
St. Petersburg [i.e. Erlangen, Heyder].  1799.
[Bound after:] [TANNENBERG, Major Gregor von]. Leben des Grafen Alexander Wasilowitsch Suwarow-Rimnitzkoi … Generalissimus aller Russischen Armeen in Italien und Deutschland. Nebst dem ähnlichen Bildniß desselben. Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1799.
2 works in one vol., 8vo (172 × 104 mm), pp. 38, with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece; [4], 290, with a stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece; very good copies in contemporary half calf, contrasting spine labels, two corners worn, a little insect damage to the spine, but sound.

First edition of the first work, one of three editions the same year of the second (although the other two printings, both published in Vienna and entitled Lebensgeschichte des Grafen Suwarow-Rymnikskoy and Lebensgeschichte des berühmten siegreichen russisch-kaiser. General-Feldmarschalls en Chef, Grafen von Suwarow-Rymniskoy are much shorter: pp. 69 and pp. 64 respectively). A nice pairing of two German works, both published in the wake of recent Russian victories against the French in Italy, led by the great Suvorov and aided by the Cossacks, whose military tactics are analysed by Pöhlmann (1760–1848), a minister and teacher. Tannenberg, on the other hand, had served under Suvorov for 18 years, and writes from close quarters.

I: Cat. Russica P-816; Weller I, 180. II: Cat. Russica L-398. WorldCat locates no copy of either book outside Europe.
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