Vladykin I. Paradise lost and gained. Poem.
St. Petersburg. Printed at the Artillery and Engineering Gentry Cadet corps, typographers H. F. Klen and B. L. Geike. 1776 246 p. Hardcover, size 20 x 27 cm. Satisfactory condition. Seals, title with cropped margins, a block separate from the binding, there are pages with losses, pages 217-218 are torn out, the spine of the binding with losses, age-related contamination of some pages. Rarity.
The publication includes, in addition to the poem, "poems on the marriage combination of their Imperial Highnesses on September 26, 1776, successfully completed" and an appeal to "the most Illustrious Sovereign Tsarevich and Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich".
Ivan Afanasyevich Vladykin - poet of the Catherine era, philosopher, publicist. He was born in 1720, entered the military service in 1737, participated in the wars with the Turks and Swedes, then continued to serve in the civil service. In the early 1760s, he held the post of police chief in Yaroslavl, then was an official of the VI Department of the audit Board in St. Petersburg. And in 1778-1781-the first member of the St. Petersburg office of confiscation until its closure. He spent the rest of his life on his estate in the village of Larionovo, Vladimir uyezd (now defunct, located near Vladimir to the Northwest of the city).
I. A. Vladykin became known as a poet of the spiritual genre. Among his works are "an Elegy on the death of Peter the Great", "a Poem to praise the truth, to denounce lies, to strengthen and comfort Christians, from various adventures of the wavering and grieving". For a long time, he worked on a large religious and philosophical poem "a Question to the Christian philosopher and a decisive explanation about man", consisting of about 2000 verses), which was never published.
Ivan Afanasievich was a man of versatile education, inquisitive and not without talents. He died in 1794 at the age of 74.