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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    ALEXANDER I -- Konventsiia mezhdu Ikh Velichestvami Imperatorom Vserossiiskim i Korolem soedinennago Korolevstva Velikobritanskago i Irlandskago. [Agreement concluded between Their Majesties the Russian Emperor and the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1801.

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    ALEXANDER I -- Konventsiia mezhdu Ikh Velichestvami Imperatorom Vserossiiskim i Korolem soedinennago Korolevstva Velikobritanskago i Irlandskago. [Agreement concluded between Their Majesties the Russian Emperor and the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland]. St. Petersburg: Imperial Press, 1801.

    4° (298 x 205mm). Bilingual Russian and French text in facing columns. Original gilt paper wrappers (extremities rubbed, light wear to the spine). Provenance: Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL GILT PAPER COVERS, of this agreement between the Russian and British sovereigns. The Fekula copy. After the relief of Malta in 1800, the British had second thoughts about giving the island to Paul as promised. He reacted with a declaration of armed neutrality, but was soon after murdered. With this agreement, Alexander returned to the Allied camp for a time. Fekula 2060 (this copy).


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