Wahrhaffte und umständliche Historie von denen schwedischen Gefangenen in Russland und Siberien, welchergestalt dieselbe nach dem A. 1709. bey Pultawa in der Ukraine mit denen Russen gehaltenen unglücklichen Treffen, in ihrer Gefangenschafft, zum Theil von Gott kräfftig zur Busse erwecket worden, ... Sorau, J.G. Rothe, 1725.
. Thick 8vo. Pp. (xl), 480, 471-861, (21). With title in red and black. Contemporary calf, spine blindstamped with four raised bands, rubbed, hinges weak. With old ownership signature on front endpaper. One leaf (p. 839) with small repair (no loss). First edition. Curt Friedrich von Wreech, born in Germany, served as dragon captain in the Swedish army at Poltava and was imprisoned by the Russians in 1709 together with several other Swedes. This is his account of the 12 years' imprisonment in Tobolsk, Siberia, and about his religious awakening. Wreech started to study the Bible and delivered the sermon among his revival fellow-prisoners. He was also the initiator of a school in Tobolsk for children based on a school ordinance of the Halle pattern. See Ward: "The Protestant Evangelical Awakening" pp. 83-85. A second edition was issued in 1728, enlarged with an appendix and one plate. Cat. Russica 907. Warmholtz 6076.
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