Rech’ o deistvii prosveshcheniia na sostoianie narodov … [A Speech on the effect of education on the state of the people].

St Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1826.

4to, pp. [iv], 28; a very good, clean copy in contemporary plain blue paper wrappers.

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First edition. This early speech on the importance of higher education was delivered by the rector of the recently founded University of St Petersburg in his native French (and in a somewhat florid style, to judge from the Russian translation by Nikita Butyrsky, a fellow academic and translator of Schiller). Stéphane Gouraud had arrived in Russia with Napoleon as a young sergeant in 1812, and stayed on as a teacher of French. His publications include a number of language books for children.

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